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Primary Left Ventricular Leiomyosarcoma - A Case Report
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  • Vipin Balachandran,
  • Vanessa Young,
  • Tina Baillie,
  • Allen James
Vipin Balachandran
John Hunter Hospital
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Vanessa Young
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
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Tina Baillie
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
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Allen James
John Hunter Hospital
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Abstract

Cardiac leiomyoscarcomas is a rare subset of the already infrequent primary malignant cardiac neoplastic spectrum. The most common site for a primary leiomyosarcoma is the right ventricle with fewer than five globally reported cases in the left ventricle. Most present with non-specific symptoms but attention is usually sought after the appearance of compressive symptoms or arrhythmias. We present the case of a left ventricular leiomyosarcoma that had a delayed diagnosis and its subsequent surgical management.