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Chirurgia 2005 June;18(3):125-8

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Glomus tumor of the heart.Report of an extreme case

Karapinar K., Kaplan S., Zengin N. I., Yucel E.


Glomus tumor is a rare benign neoplasm usually observed in the dermis as solitary or multicentric painful lesions and rarely occurs in the extracutaneous tissue. We report a case of cardiac glomangioma in a 37-year-old female who presented with dyspnea and palpitation: echocardiography showed a large tumor mass in the right atrium. Under cardiopulmonary bypass, the tumor was completely excised, and there was no clinical or echocardiographic evidence of recurrence up to the 4th month of follow-up. The patient underwent a gynecological operation for intrapelvic leiomyoma, and unfortunately died intraoperatively from hemostatic problems 4 months after the cardiac surgical procedure. To our knowledge, this is the first report in literature concerning an intracardiac glomangioma.

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