Imaging features of nonmyxomatous primary neoplasms of the heart and pericardium.

Journal Article

We present the imaging findings in 13 patients with nonmyxomatous primary neoplasms of the heart and pericardium. Ten patients had abnormal chest films. While echocardiography was useful for determining origin of the tumor, CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) were better at delineating extent of disease. The radiographic appearance of these rare neoplasms of the heart and pericardium is varied. Cross-sectional imaging plays a crucial role in the surgical planning and management of these patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, DN; Shaffer, K; Patz, EF

Published Date

  • January 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 22

PubMed ID

  • 9421650

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-7071

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States