Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2011; 59(3): 175-177
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250336
Case Reports/Cardiac

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Pericardial Synovial Sarcoma

F. Akerström1 , B. Santos1 , A.-M. Alguacil2 , J.-L. Orradre3 , P. Lima4 , S. Zapardiel5
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain
  • 3Department of Pathology, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain
  • 4Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain
  • 5Department of Radiology, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain
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Publication History

received April 29, 2010

Publication Date:
08 April 2011 (online)

Abstract

We report a rare case of a primary synovial sarcoma of the pericardium. Surgical resection was incomplete and chemotherapy and radiotherapy (tomotherapy) were therefore administered. Regular cardiac magnetic resonance imaging scans were used throughout the follow-up, allowing effective planning and application of adjuvant therapies. The survival of our patient was 26 months, substantially longer than most previously reported cases.

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Dr. Finn Akerström, MBChB

Department of Cardiology
Hospital Virgen de la Salud

Avda. Barber 30

Toledo 45004

Spain

Phone: +34 9 25 26 92 00

Fax: +34 9 25 21 48 36

Email: finnakerstrom@gmail.com