Un caso di rabdomiosarcoma cardiaco: Studio clinico-patologico ed elettromicroscopico

Translated title of the contribution: Cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma: A clinicopathologic and electron microscopy study

Antonio Attanasio, Susanna Romitelli, Alessandro Mauriello, Gianpiero Palmieri, Alessandro Stefani, Luigi Pierangeli

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A 66-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a neurological syndrome characterized by ataxia and diplopia. Magnetic resonance of the brain documented an ischemic medullary lesion. Examination of the heart revealed a grade 2/6 systolic murmur at the left sternal border end apex that radiated towards the axilla. The echocardiography study showed e mild mitral regurgitation, and an abnormally enlarged posterior papillary muscle was found in the left ventricle. Two weeks after admission, the patient died suddenly due to a stroke. At autopsy, a recent vast swollen ischemic cerebral infarction was found. Furthermore, two old infarcts were observed in the spleen. A cardiac examination showed a white-gray ulcered mass in the left ventricle and histological analysis revealed a rhabdomyosarcoma.

Translated title of the contributionCardiac rhabdomyosarcoma: A clinicopathologic and electron microscopy study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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