Journal of Molecular Biomarkers and Clinical Trials

Rapidly Progressing Left Atrial Primary Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma

Published on: 2016-06-10

Abstract

Primary cardiac tumors are rare. Approximately, a quarter of those tumors are malignant and cardiac sarcomas account for 75% being the most common subtype of primary cardiac malignancies. A 61-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for progressive exertional cough, and dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a large intra-cardiac mass originated from the roof of left atrium with a wide base. However, the histological diagnosis was a cardiac undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. We present a case of primary undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the left atrium exhibiting very early recurrence after the first resections.

Keywords

Primary cardiac tumor, Sarcoma, Resection, Recurrence