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Rom J Leg Med20(3)173-176(2012)
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Cardiac sarcoma - a fatal disease: report of 2 cases

D. Butcovan

Abstract: Cardiac sarcomas are malignant tumors that almost always have a short and fatal course, making the diagnosis challenging. In most patients, the diagnosis is late, and survival is limited, mainly due to previously existing and undetected metastases. The therapeutic approach includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, alone or in combination, but because the tumor is rare there are no randomized studies to guide treatment. We report 2 cases of cardiac sarcoma in which a right-side heart sarcoma resection was performed in our hospital. These two tumors share a tendency to metastasis, histologically documented, thus being at high fatal risk.
Keywords: angiosarcoma, pleomorphic sarcoma, undifferentiated sarcoma.

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