A patient in whom rapidly progressive congestive heart failure developed due to the presence of a left atrial myxosarcoma is described. The histologic picture is consistent with the hypothesis that cardiac myxoid tumors are neoplasms derived from undifferentiated cells found in the endocardium. Unfortunately, most cardiac malignancies are detected too late for curative resection, and palliation remains the mainstay of therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine