Primary Malignant Cardiac Tumours

Primary malignant cardiac tumours are rare, and account for only ~25% of primary cardiac tumours, and only a small proportion of all malignant tumours which involve the heart: direct extension of adjacent tumours or metastatic deposits are far more common. Histologcal types include 1:

* cardiac angiosarcoma
o most common
o accounts for 35 - 40% of all malignant primary cardiac tumours
* malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)
* osteosarcoma
* haemangiopericytoma
* cardiac lymphoma

Article Source : Dr Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia


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