Primary cardiac lymphoma presenting as atrial flutter and total heart block

Bulum, Joško and Banfić, Ljiljana and Strozzi, Maja and Aurer, Igor and Jelašić, Dražen (2007) Primary cardiac lymphoma presenting as atrial flutter and total heart block. Heart and Vessels, 22 (1). pp. 52-54. ISSN 0910-8327 (Print) 1615-2573 (Electronic)

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Abstract

Primary cardiac lymphoma is extremely rare. We present the case of a 70-year-old man with primary cardiac lymphoma involving interatrial septum, presenting as atrial flutter and total heart block. The diagnosis was obtained by echocardiography-guided transvenous endocardial biopsy which revealed diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, CD 20+. After six courses of immunochemotherapy the patient achieved complete remission. After 2 months he developed a series of epileptic attacks. Intracerebral lymphoma extension was diagnosed. Two cycles of high-dose methotrexate and cranial irradiation were applied, resulting in a second complete remission.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Atrial Flutter - etiology ; Heart Block - etiology ; Heart Neoplasms - diagnosis - therapy - ultrasonography ; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin - diagnosis - therapy - ultrasonography ; Aged ; Echocardiography, Transesophageal ; Humans
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
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Bulum, JoškoUNSPECIFIED
Banfić, LjiljanaUNSPECIFIED
Strozzi, MajaUNSPECIFIED
Aurer, IgorUNSPECIFIED
Jelašić, DraženUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2007
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/218

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