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2020 Dec 09

BMC Pulm Med



Rapidly progressive respiratory failure with multiple halo signs on computed tomography in a patient with primary cardiac angiosarcoma derived from the right atrium: a case report.


Saito M, Saraya T, Oda M, Minamishima T, Kongoji K, Isomura A, Fujiwara M, Soejima K, Ishii H
BMC Pulm Med. 2020 Dec 09; 20(1):321.
PMID: 33297995.


Primary cardiac neoplasms are extremely rare, with an autopsy incidence of 0.0001-0.003%. Primary cardiac sarcoma is usually derived from the right atrium and it manifests as chest pain, arrhythmia, hemoptysis, dyspnea, and fatigue. The most common target organ for metastasis of primary angiosarcoma is the lungs, but the radiological-pathological correlation has been rarely reported.