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Heart. 2004 August; 90(8): 870.
PMCID: PMC1768362

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The follow electronic only articles are published in conjunction with this issue of Heart.

Extensive primary cardiac liposarcoma with multiple functional complications

S Uemura, M Watanabe, H Iwama, Y Saito

Cardiac liposarcoma in a patient manifested multiple cardiac functional complications. Three dimensional reconstruction of the heart with multidetector row computed tomography made apparent each of the cardiac complications that resulted from the tumour’s invasion. On the basis of these findings, the floating mass in the pulmonary artery and the compressing mass around the superior vena cava and interatrial septum were successfully resected. Pathological examination of the mass was consistent with well differentiated liposarcoma.

(Heart 2004;90:e48)

Left ventricular haemangioma with papillary endothelial hyperplasia and liver involvement

C-D Kan, C-T Yae, Y-J Yang

An intracardiac haemangioma with papillary endothelial hyperplasia (PEH) and liver involvement has not been previously reported in the English literature. This report describes a 65 year old man with a left ventricular haemangioma with PEH coexistent with multiple nodular hepatic haemangiomas. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography identified a large tumour in the left ventricular cavity with a pedicle connected to the apex. Abdominal sonography also identified multiple hyperechoic hepatic tumours. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hypervascularity of both the cardiac and hepatic lesions. The left ventricular tumour was totally resected and the liver nodules were biopsied. Tissue pathological study showed that both the left ventricular tumour and liver lesions were haemangiomas with PEH. The patient was discharged without complications postoperatively.

(Heart 2004;90:e49)

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