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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery |

Unusual Case of a Primary Cardiac Tumor Presenting as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Michael Cruz Caliz, MD; Iván González Cancel, MD; Ricardo Fernandez, MD; Modesto Gonzalez-del Rosario, MD; Kelvin Rivera Manzano, MD; Gustavo Gonzalez Astacio, MD; Joel Nieves Scharon, MD; Hiram Jose Maldonado Quintana, MB; Pedro Torrellas-Ruiz, MD; Kimberly Padilla Rodriguez, MD
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San Juan City Hospital, Penuelas, PR


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):55A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.062
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Primary cardiac tumors are extremely rare. Incidence is approximately 0.017% - 0.019% of all primary tumors. Spindle Cell Sarcoma is the rarest, with only 4 cases reported. Sarcomas, have a poor prognosis even after surgical intervention with an average mean survival of 6 months.

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