Primary cardiac angiosarcoma: In a patient with a Dacron aortic prosthesis

Nathan J. Almeida, Priscilla Hoang, Paul Biddle, Amy Arouni, Dennis J. Esterbrooks

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Abstract

This is a report of a primary cardiac angiosarcoma in a woman who, several years earlier, had undergone repair of an aortic dissection with a Dacron graft prosthesis. Dacron prostheses have rarely been associated with neoplasia, and this, to our knowledge, is the first reported case of primary cardiac angiosarcoma in association with Dacron. Our patient presented with extensive metastases. If tumors are localized, they can be treated successfully with a combination of surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Cardiac transplantation can also be beneficial, but the overall prognosis remains poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

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Hemangiosarcoma
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Prostheses and Implants
Heart Transplantation
Dissection
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Transplants
Drug Therapy

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Primary cardiac angiosarcoma : In a patient with a Dacron aortic prosthesis. / Almeida, Nathan J.; Hoang, Priscilla; Biddle, Paul; Arouni, Amy; Esterbrooks, Dennis J.

In: Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2011, p. 61-65.

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Almeida, Nathan J. ; Hoang, Priscilla ; Biddle, Paul ; Arouni, Amy ; Esterbrooks, Dennis J. / Primary cardiac angiosarcoma : In a patient with a Dacron aortic prosthesis. In: Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 61-65.
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