Intracardiac extension of an intracaval sarcoma of endometrial origin

Michael R. Phillips, Thomas C. Bower, Thomas A. Orszulak, Lynn C. Hartmann

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A 52-year-old woman was diagnosed with a cardiac tumor by transesophageal echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. An intraoperative biopsy indicated the mass was low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma. Successful tumor removal from the heart and inferior vena cava was accomplished with the use of hypothermic circulatory arrest. The chronically occluded infrarenal portion of the inferior vena cava was transected. The patient has no evidence of recurrent disease after a follow-up of 18 months and has no significant restriction in her daily activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-744
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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