Primary cardiac leiomyosarcoma: Imaging with 2-D echocardiography, electron beam CT and 1.5-Tesla MR

Feng Lin Lo, Yi Hong Chou, Chui Mei Tiu, Gong Yau Lan, Jeng Hsung Hwang, Ming Sheng Chern, Michael Mu Huo Teng

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Abstract

Primary cardiac sarcomas are extremely rare. There are only a few case reports concerning the sonography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of cardiac leiomyosarcoma. A case is presented of pathologically proved left atrium leiomyosarcoma who received 2-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography, electron beam CT (EBCT) scan and cardiac MRI. The conclusion is made that the use of 2-D echocardiography in conjunction with dynamic EBCT study and MRI are very valuable noninvasive modalities for the evaluation of intracardiac masses. 2-D echocardiography provides real-time observation of the immobility of the tumor. MRI can differentiate tumor from thrombus effectively and both MRI and EBCT can contribute better anatomical information for preoperative planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 2-D echocardiography
  • Cardiac tumor
  • Electron beam computed tomography
  • Heart
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Magnetic resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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