A recurrent left atrium leiomyosarcoma

E. Durand, D. Vanel, E. Mousseaux, Ph Meingan, P. Fornes, J. Bittoun

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Cardiac leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumour which can grow either intramurally or extramurally. Its prognosis is dismal. Surgery lengthens survival, but recurrences usually occur in the short term. Gated MRI is useful for the assessment of cardiac masses since it provides fine spatial and contrast resolution. We present the case of a left atrial leiomyosarcoma whose recurrence was diagnosed by gated MRI. Our patient underwent a second resection but died soon after.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Computed tomography
  • Gated MRI
  • Heart
  • Left atrium
  • Leiomyosarcomas
  • Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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