Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart with skeletal muscles metastases

Miličić, Davor and Juretić, Antonio and Bulum, Joško and Šarić, Nera and Bišof, Vesna and Jelić, Ivan and Jelašić, Dražen (2007) Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart with skeletal muscles metastases. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 22 (6). pp. 513-6. ISSN 0886-0440

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Abstract

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is an extremely rare primary malignant tumor of the heart. It is usually diagnosed when it is locally aggressive or has already metastasized. The prognosis is poor with an average survival time of one year. We report a case of recurrent left atrial malignant fibrous histiocytoma initially misdiagnosed as myxoma. The patient underwent repeated surgical resections followed by chemotherapy. Despite adjuvant chemotherapy, 18 months after initial diagnosis, definitive tumor relapse in left atrium was diagnosed. This is the 48th case of primary cardiac fibrous malignant histiocytoma reported in the literature.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Female ; Heart Neoplasms/pathology ; Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous/diagnosis ; Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous/pathology ; Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous/surgery ; Humans ; Middle Aged ; Muscle Neoplasms/diagnosis ; Muscle Neoplasms/pathology ; Muscle Neoplasms/surgery ; Muscle, Skeletal/pathology ; Prognosis
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Miličić, DavorUNSPECIFIED
Juretić, AntonioUNSPECIFIED
Bulum, JoškoUNSPECIFIED
Šarić, NeraUNSPECIFIED
Bišof, VesnaUNSPECIFIED
Jelić, IvanUNSPECIFIED
Jelašić, DraženUNSPECIFIED
Date: November 2007
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/730

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