Primary cardiac lymphoma: diagnostic tools and treatment challenges.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135593
Title:
Primary cardiac lymphoma: diagnostic tools and treatment challenges.
Authors:
Bambury, R; Gallagher, F; Dodd, J D; Fennelly, D
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Oncology, St Vincents University Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland. richardbambury@hotmail.com
Citation:
Primary cardiac lymphoma: diagnostic tools and treatment challenges. 2011, 180 (1):271-3 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135593
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0446-x
PubMed ID:
19921311
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19921311
Abstract:
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is a rare malignancy and the optimal treatment strategy remains uncertain. It appears to respond much better to systemic chemotherapy than to surgery and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cardiac tumours before definitive management is undertaken. We report a case of this rare disorder treated successfully with a combination of rituximab and cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisolone. The patient developed recurrent unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) post-chemotherapy secondary to extensive scarring at the tumour site. The tumour as well as the post-treatment scarring is well illustrated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging highlighting its usefulness in this setting. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was placed. This is only the second case in the literature of PCL to have an ICD placed for recurrent VT. A brief literature review is included.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Cicatrix; Defibrillators, Implantable; Female; Heart Neoplasms; Humans; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Myocardium; Positron-Emission Tomography; Recurrence; Tachycardia, Ventricular
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBambury, Ren
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Fen
dc.contributor.authorDodd, J Den
dc.contributor.authorFennelly, Den
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07T14:52:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-07T14:52:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationPrimary cardiac lymphoma: diagnostic tools and treatment challenges. 2011, 180 (1):271-3 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19921311-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0446-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135593-
dc.description.abstractPrimary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is a rare malignancy and the optimal treatment strategy remains uncertain. It appears to respond much better to systemic chemotherapy than to surgery and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cardiac tumours before definitive management is undertaken. We report a case of this rare disorder treated successfully with a combination of rituximab and cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisolone. The patient developed recurrent unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) post-chemotherapy secondary to extensive scarring at the tumour site. The tumour as well as the post-treatment scarring is well illustrated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging highlighting its usefulness in this setting. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was placed. This is only the second case in the literature of PCL to have an ICD placed for recurrent VT. A brief literature review is included.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19921311en
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshCicatrix-
dc.subject.meshDefibrillators, Implantable-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHeart Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLymphoma, Non-Hodgkin-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshMyocardium-
dc.subject.meshPositron-Emission Tomography-
dc.subject.meshRecurrence-
dc.subject.meshTachycardia, Ventricular-
dc.titlePrimary cardiac lymphoma: diagnostic tools and treatment challenges.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Oncology, St Vincents University Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland. richardbambury@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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