Left atrial sarcomas are among the rarest primary cardiac tumors. This type of tumor has an aggressive behavior and is often resistant to standard approaches to treatment. In this case report we show its rapid growth in vivo and document successful local control with an aggressive surgical approach of ex-vivo resection, reconstruction of the left atrium by a pericardial patch, and subsequent autotransplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1771-1774
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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