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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 6 November 2017 > CASE REPORTS > Mitral Valve Malignant Primary Tumor as a Surgical Emergency: Case Report

Mitral Valve Malignant Primary Tumor as a Surgical Emergency: Case Report

Mauricio-Damian Gomez1,2, Mario Gomez-Sanchez1, Jose Antonio Arias-Godinez1, Silvia Jimenez-Becerra1, Valentin Herrera-Alarcon1

1Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia, Mexico City, Mexico
2Electronic correspondence: mauricio_damian@surgical.net
Malignant primary tumors of the heart are among the most unusual forms of cancer. Cardiac malignancy accounts for about 20% of all primary cardiac tumors, with most arising from the atria and less frequently the ventricles; very unusual locations include the great vessels and the cardiac valves. A rare case is presented of a young female that  arrived at the authors’ emergency room in pulmonary edema and circulatory collapse secondary to a true tumor of the mitral leaflets that caused severe mitral valve stenosis. On pathological examination this proved to be a mitral leaflet angiosarcoma.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:731-734

 

Mitral Valve Malignant Primary Tumor as a Surgical Emergency: Case Report

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