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Primary Atrial Lymphoma in a Patient with Dyspnea

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Hamid Saeidi Saedi 1 , * , SH Golmohammadi Zadeh 2 , A Hamedanchi 3 , N Mohammadian Roshan 4 , M Malek Zadeh 5 , E Esmaeely 6

1 Radiation-Oncology, Omid hospitals, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran

2 Cardiology, Mashhad Azad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Cardiology, Ghaem hospitals, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

4 Clinical Pathology, Omid hospitals, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

5 Radiation-Oncology, Omid hospitals, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Iran

6 Cancer Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran

How to Cite: Saeidi Saedi H , Golmohammadi Zadeh S, Hamedanchi A, Mohammadian Roshan N, Malek Zadeh M, et al. Primary Atrial Lymphoma in a Patient with Dyspnea, Int J Cancer Manag. 2009 ; 2(1):e80518.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Cancer Management: 2 (1); e80518
Published Online: March 30, 2009
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 30, 2009
Accepted: March 30, 2009

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Abstract

Background: Primary cardiac lymphoma is extremely rare.

Case report: In this care report, we present the case of a 46-year-old man with primary cardiac lymphoma involving left atrium and interatrial septum, presenting as dyspnea palpitation and irregular heart beat. The diagnosis was obtained by transthoracic echocardiography and surgical biopsy with subxiphoid approach which revealed diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, CD 20+. After 8 courses of chemotherapy, the patient achieved complete remission. After 4 months, however, he developed exertional dyspnea. Right atrial recurrent lymphoma extension was diagnosed. He is currently under external radiotherapy treatment.

Conclusion: patients with primary cardiac lymphoma have a very poor prognosis.

Keywords

primary atrial lymphoma dyspnea

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