A-74-year old woman who had suffered from anterior chest pain and palpitation was admitted to our hospital. The chest X-ray photograph showed that the heart was enlarged mildly. We found that the tumor lay in the mediastinum by the echocardiograph and was enhanced at the aortic phase of the radioisotope angiography. In order to obtain the histological specimen, she underwent exploratory thoracotomy. The tumor was diagnosed as a cavernous hemangioma. She has been asymptomatic over 1-year period. The RI angiography seemed to be useful to diagnose the hemangioma of the heart.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Dec 1|
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