Intracardiac masses

Taşdemir K. , Emiroǧullari Ö. , Ceyran H. , Aşik R., Yasim A.

Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, vol.8, no.4, pp.378-380, 2000 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/021849230000800421
  • Title of Journal : Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
  • Page Numbers: pp.378-380


Between 1991 and 1998, 8 patients (mean age, 29.6 years) underwent surgery for an intracardiac mass. There were 2 hydatid cysts, 1 angiosarcoma, and 5 myxomas. One patient with myxoma underwent a Syme's amputation due to lower extremity ischemia caused by embolization. The patient with angiosarcoma died of cardiopulmonary failure on the 9th postoperative day. The surviving patients experienced no mortality, complications, or recurrence during follow-up of 0.5 to 5 years.