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Published online: 2006-12-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Cardiac tamponade due to angiosarcoma – was surgical treatment necessary? A case report

Katarzyna Sośnik, Jerzy Lewczuk, Bartosz Ludwik, Joanna Kowal, Bożena Sobkowicz, Witold Gwoźdź, Krzysztof Wrabec
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(12):1426-1427.

open access

Vol 64, No 12 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-12-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 49-year-old patient with cardiac tamponade due to haemopericardium. The decision to perform surgery, although controversial, allowed to diagnose cardiac angiosarcoma with metastases to pericardium, vena cava superior and pulmonary trunk. Consequently, chemiotherapy was instituted and was initially effective, however, the patient died 12 months later due to the progression of the disease.

Abstract

We present a case of a 49-year-old patient with cardiac tamponade due to haemopericardium. The decision to perform surgery, although controversial, allowed to diagnose cardiac angiosarcoma with metastases to pericardium, vena cava superior and pulmonary trunk. Consequently, chemiotherapy was instituted and was initially effective, however, the patient died 12 months later due to the progression of the disease.
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Keywords

angiosarcoma of the heart; surgical operation

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Title

Case report
Cardiac tamponade due to angiosarcoma – was surgical treatment necessary? A case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 12 (2006)

Pages

1426-1427

Published online

2006-12-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(12):1426-1427.

Keywords

angiosarcoma of the heart
surgical operation

Authors

Katarzyna Sośnik
Jerzy Lewczuk
Bartosz Ludwik
Joanna Kowal
Bożena Sobkowicz
Witold Gwoźdź
Krzysztof Wrabec

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