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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Bizzarri F., Mondillo S. **, Tanganelli P. *, Lisi G., Guerrini F. **, Ammaturo T. **, Barbati R. **, Maccherini M., Toscano M.
From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Biomedical Technologies
*Department of Anatomopathology
**Department of Medicine University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Primary cardiac neurilemoma, a benign tumor, is extremely uncommon. To our knowledge only eight cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 72-year-old man who presented with complaints of progressive shortness of breath and chest pain, seven years after a right nephrectomy for renal adenocarcinoma. An intra-right atrial tumor was surgically removed; the lesion was found to be a neurilemoma of the right atrium. This case report describes the surgical removal and rarity of neurilemomas, their predisposition to be right-sided in the heart and their coincidental association with other types of cancer.