Primary cardiac tumours

Dr Ian Bickle and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Primary cardiac tumours are uncommon, and comprise only a small minority of all tumour that involve the heart: most are mediastinal or lung tumours which extend through the pericardium and into the heart, or metastases 1.


Primary cardiac tumours have an estimated autopsy prevalence of 0.001-0.03% 2


Primary cardiac tumours can then be divided into:

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Article information

rID: 9031
System: Cardiac
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Primary cardiac tumors
  • Primary tumours of the heart
  • Primary tumors of the heart
  • Cardiac tumours - primary
  • Cardiac tumors - primary

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    Case 1: right atrial myxoma
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    Case 2: tuberous sclerosis and cardiac rhabdomyomas
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    Case 3: cardiac haemangioma
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    Case 4: undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
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