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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 347-349

Primary right atrial sarcoma

1 Department of Radiotherapy, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, India
2 Department of Surgery, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, India

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Virendra Bhandari
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.73359

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Primary malignant tumors of heart are rare with unfavorable prognosis and are mostly diagnosed on autopsy. They have varied presentation and are difficult to diagnose. Most of the cases are benign and others are sarcomas. Here we present a case of primary cardiac sarcoma which had varied presentation and was undiagnosed due to non specific symptoms. Diagnosis of atrial tumor was confirmed on histopathological examination of tissue obtained after thoracotomy. Being inoperable, the patient was given palliative chemotherapy with which we could provide her a better quality of life.

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