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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 258140, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/258140
Case Report

Malignant Perivascular Epithelioid Cardiac Sarcomas: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA

Received 24 March 2015; Accepted 5 April 2015

Academic Editor: Ramazan Akdemir

Copyright © 2015 Candice Baldeo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cardiac tumors, either benign or malignant, are difficult to diagnose due to their rarity, variety, and nonspecific presentation. Since primary cardiac sarcoma remains an unusual diagnosis, the literature on its presentation, diagnosis, and optimal management remains scarce. To our knowledge the following case of cardiac perivascular epithelioid cell tumor is the fourth reported case found in the literature. Although complete surgical resection remains the gold standard for cardiac sarcomas, our case demonstrates that not all of them can be completely resected.