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Successful resection and reconstruction of primary cardiac lymphoma [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(8): 755-757 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.65745

Successful resection and reconstruction of primary cardiac lymphoma

Barçın Özcem1, Hatice Soner Kemal2, Özlem Balcıoğlu1, Hanife Özkayalar3, İlhan Sanisoğlu1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Department of Cardiology, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus
3Department of Pathology, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus

Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is one of the rarest tumors of the heart. The most common type is diffuse, large B-cell lymphoma. Most often, the right atrium and the right ventricle are involved, and if not diagnosed and treated in time, it can be fatal. In this case, a female patient underwent an urgent operation for a large, infiltrative, right atrial mass. Extensive resection of the lateral walls of both atria and the interatrial septum as well as reconstruction were performed successfully. The pathological evaluation suggested PCL. The aim of this case is to raise awareness of this disease and to highlight clinical and surgical approaches.

Keywords: Cardiac tumor, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; primary cardiac lymphoma.

How to cite this article
Barçın Özcem, Hatice Soner Kemal, Özlem Balcıoğlu, Hanife Özkayalar, İlhan Sanisoğlu. Successful resection and reconstruction of primary cardiac lymphoma. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(8): 755-757

Corresponding Author: Hatice Soner Kemal, K.K.T.C.
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