Department of Pathology, Malmö General Hospital, Malmö.
PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE HEART
A case report
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2009
1971 Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica
Acta Pathologica Microbiologica Scandinavica Section A Pathology
Volume 79A, Issue 6, pages 604–606, July 1971
How to Cite
Gudjóansdóttir, Á. and Hägerstrand, I. (1971), PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE HEART. Acta Pathologica Microbiologica Scandinavica Section A Pathology, 79A: 604–606. doi: 10.1111/j.1699-0463.1971.tb01862.x
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2009
- Received 18.iii.71
Primary heart tumours are extremely rare and have apparently never been reported in Sweden. At autopsy, we have had the opportunity of seeing a sarcoma of the heart with certain features of angiosarcoma. In this case the clinical symptoms had been blurred by a coexisting heart defect and thereby precluded demonstration of any relation between the cardiac symptoms and the tumour. Neither were laboratory data helpful in assessing the age of the tumour.