African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC AND CARDIO-VASCULAR SURGEONS
  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Published Articles: 29

A case of cardiac tumor observed in the point "G" hospital

Boubacar Diallo, Sadio Yena, Kassoum Sanogo, Seydou Diakite, Ilo Bella Diall
(1) Service de Cardiologie "B", Center Hospitalo-Universitaire du point G (2) Service de Chirurgie "A", Center Hospitalo-Universitaire du point G (3) Service de Cardiologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Gabriel Toure
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 5BE02FA60801
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 12-14, January 2005
  •  Received: 01 January 2005
  •  Published: 01 January 2005

Abstract

The heart can be the seat of neoplastic clinical demonstrations. In the case brought back here, the clinical picture associated to a recent and quickly increasing dyspnoca, a supirioir vena cava syndrome. The trans-thoracic echocardigraphy objectivised a tissulary mass and inhomogeneous two right cavities. The thoracic TDM confirmed the intra thoracic tumor with images of lymphangitidis carcinoma and of pleural infiltration. The echo guided pleural cytopoction allowed histological diagnosis of a sly nymphone. Evolution was fatal by cardiogenic shock.