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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8539606, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8539606
Case Report

Infiltrating Cardiac Synovial Sarcoma Presenting as Acute Cerebrovascular Accident

1Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion–School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Virginia Tech Carilion–School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, USA
3Department of Pathology, Virginia Tech Carilion–School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Kelechukwu U. Okoro; moc.liamg@oroko.elek

Received 3 July 2017; Accepted 28 September 2017; Published 3 December 2017

Academic Editor: Jagdish Butany

Copyright © 2017 Kelechukwu U. Okoro 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

Primary cardiac sarcoma is a rare malignant myocardial neoplasm that does not exhibit gender predominance or age predilection. The classification of these tumors includes several subtypes, of which synovial sarcoma is a rare manifestation. When present, these tumors portend a poor prognosis with high morbidity and mortality that is attributable to their inherent infiltrative capacity, especially in the absence of treatment. The general consensus for treatment is surgical excision and neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this report, a case of synovial sarcoma involving the left ventricular outflow tract and aortic valve is presented.