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Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare and typically undergo aggressive local spread. There is no reliable definitive treatment, although radical surgical resection can provide palliation in the medium term. A case of a pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma with dramatic images is presented. The relative usefulness of transoesophageal echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to define the extent of tumour involvement, allowing planning of treatment, is demonstrated.


Journal article


Postgrad Med J

Publication Date





492 - 493


Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Fatal Outcome, Follow-Up Studies, Heart Neoplasms, Humans, Leiomyosarcoma, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged