A 79‑year‑old man with pericardial tumor (RCD code: VI‑1B.4)

Barbara Widlińska, Agnieszka Sarnecka, Mateusz Brózda, Piotr Wilkołek, Małgorzata Urbańczyk‑Zawadzka, Bogdan Kapelak, Jan Martynów, Piotr Podolec

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A huge pericardial tumor was incidentally detected in 79 year old man during routine transthoracic echocardiography which was not
presence in previously performed echocardiography studies (the last was 4  mounths ago). Tests performed (CT, CMRI) showed that
the tumor did not significantly impair function of the heart or coronary arteries and suggested it was rather benign which was in discrepancy
with a short history of appearance such a large tumor. The patient was referred for surgical treatment. During the procedure
the tumor was initially identified as angiosarcoma and found to be inoperable. Only a biopsy for histological examination was performed,
and Histopathological analysis indicated haemangioma without evidence of malignant tissue. After 4 mounths the patient stays in good
condition. JRCD 2014; 2 (1): 27–30



 haenamgioma; CMRI; haemangiosarcoma; echocardiography


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20418%2Fjrcd.vol2no1.161


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