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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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    English 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
    Divisions: Katedra za internu medicinu
    Depositing User: Lea Škorić
    Status: Published
    Bulum, Joško
    Banfić, Ljiljana
    Strozzi, Maja
    Aurer, Igor
    Jelašić, Dražen
    Date: January 2007
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2007
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:10
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