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Surgical treatment of a calcified, amorphous tumor of the right ventricle complicated with thrombosis of the right pulmonary artery in an adult male: a case report

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Title
Surgical treatment of a calcified, amorphous tumor of the right ventricle complicated with thrombosis of the right pulmonary artery in an adult male: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13256-016-0873-z
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Efrosina Kajo, Edvin Prifti, Aurora Knuti, Arben Baboci, Merita Zeka

Abstract

A calcified amorphous tumor of the heart is an extremely rare cardiac mass. A 32-year-old Albanian man presented to our hospital with fatigue, shortness of breath, progressive dyspnea, and right congestive heart failure. Echocardiography and chest computed tomography revealed a giant, calcified right ventricular mass that originated between the papillary muscles and the trabeculae and extended to the pulmonary valve. The patient underwent surgery with excision of the mass, replacement of the pulmonary valve with a biological one, and repair of the tricuspid valve. His histopathological examination revealed that the mass was a calcified, amorphous tumor. His postoperative course was uneventful. The clinical presentation of the calcified amorphous tumor is similar to that of other cardiac tumors, so surgical excision is mandatory. Histopathological examination remains the gold standard for an accurate diagnosis.

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Unknown 17 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Other 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Researcher 2 12%
Professor 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 65%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 6%
Unknown 5 29%
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