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Chirurgia 2007 April;20(2):85-7

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Treatment of a pulmonary valve tumor suspected as metastasis of a malignant melanoma

Christiansen S. 1, Breuer E. 2, Fehske W. 3, Autschbach R. 1

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
2 Institute for Pathology University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
3 Department of Cardiology Vinzenz-Hospital Köln, Köln, Germany


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Cardiac metastases are more frequent than primary cardiac tumors. Due to the rarity of primary pulmonary valve tumours we report on a patient with a suspected pulmonary valve metastasis of a malignant melanoma which was diagnosed as a myxoma finally.

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