Giant Intracardiac Smooth-Muscle Cell Tumor Presenting as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome.


Journal Article

We report the case of a 53-year-old man presenting with a superior vena cava syndrome secondary to a giant intracardiac mass occupying the majority of the right-side cavities of the heart. A mass measuring 10.5 × 9.5 × 4.0 cm originating from the superior vena cava and occupying most of the right atrium extended through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. The mass was resected. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 11. The pathology report revealed the mass to be a smooth-muscle cell tumor of unknown malignant potential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murillo-Berlioz, AE; Lee, KB; Trachiotis, GD; Kühn, K

Published Date

  • May 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e207 - e209

PubMed ID

  • 29291377

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29291377

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.11.065


  • eng