Clinical presentation and diagnosis of angiosarcoma of the right atrium: Noninvasive recognition of a rare cardiac tumor

S. J. Fitzmorris, J. B. Seward, P. F. Sheedy, Hartzell V Schaff

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We describe the diagnosis of a right atrial mass lesion in a 31-year-old white man who presented with impending cardiac tamponade from an unexplained pericardial effusion. The tumor was sufficiently characterized by two-dimensional echocardiography and contrast computed tomographic scanning to allow surgical resection without the need for angiography. This demonstrates the value of two-dimensional echocardiography in the early diagnosis of cardiac masses and the use of contrast computed tomographic scanning in their characterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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