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"Second" Primary Cardiac Sarcoma in a Patient With Ewing Sarcoma. Always Expect The Unexpected.

Title"Second" Primary Cardiac Sarcoma in a Patient With Ewing Sarcoma. Always Expect The Unexpected.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDi Franco A, Gaudino M, Weinsaft JW, Pun SC, Narula N, Khan SA, Malik ZM, Ohmes LB, Skubas NJ, Girardi LN
JournalAnn Thorac Surg
Date Published2017 Feb
KeywordsAdolescent, Bone Neoplasms, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Chemoradiotherapy, Combined Modality Therapy, Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Follow-Up Studies, Heart Neoplasms, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine, Male, Neoplasms, Second Primary, Positron-Emission Tomography, Rare Diseases, Ribs, Risk Assessment, Sarcoma, Sarcoma, Ewing, Treatment Outcome

A high suspicion for relapsed metastatic disease must arise when an intracardiac mass is detected in a patient with a recent history of Ewing sarcoma. Nevertheless, the scenario may eventually turn out to be much more complex than expected, and the possibility that the intracardiac tumor may instead be a "second" primary sarcoma, although extremely rare, should also be considered. We describe the first case of concomitant diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma and low-grade myxoid spindle cell sarcoma in the same young patient.

Alternate JournalAnn. Thorac. Surg.
PubMed ID28109371