Primary cardiac tumors

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


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


Primary cardiac tumors can then be divided into:

Article information

rID: 9031
System: Oncology, 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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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: right atrial myxoma
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  • Cardiac rhabodmyo...
    Case 2: tuberous sclerosis and cardiac rhabdomyomas
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  • Case 3: cardiac hemangioma
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  • Case 4: undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
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  • Case 5: cardiac angiosarcoma
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  • Case 6: cardiac paraganglioma
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