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A malignant lymphoma growing inside a cardiac mixoma: a case report
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  • Sergio Pirola,
  • Giorgio Mastroiacovo,
  • Stefano Fiori,
  • Fausto Maffini,
  • Giulia Mostardini,
  • Gianluca Polvani
Sergio Pirola
Centro Cardiologico Monzino Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico
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Giorgio Mastroiacovo
Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS
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Stefano Fiori
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
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Fausto Maffini
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
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Giulia Mostardini
Centro Cardiologico Monzino Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico
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Gianluca Polvani
centro cardiologico monzino
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Abstract

Background: lymphomas arising in cardiac myxomas represent a particularly rare pathology, with only few cases reported in the literature. Case presentation: we report a completely exeresis of malignant lymphoma arising in a cardiac myxoma in a 44 years-old female patient. The myxoma presented like a floating mass within the left atrium with a maximum diameter of 3.5 cm. The clinical post-operative period was uneventful and the patient was dismissed on sixth post-operative day. Conclusions: This case reinforces the concept of a radical exeresis of cardiac neoplasms