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Revista Cubana de Medicina

versão impressa ISSN 0034-7523versão On-line ISSN 1561-302X


CHAO PEREIRA, Caridad; PEREZ GOELKEL, Snayder José  e  CAMPOS GARCIA, Maria Paula. Primary cardiac lymphoma. Rev cubana med [online]. 2022, vol.61, n.2, e2729.  Epub 01-Jun-2022. ISSN 0034-7523.

Primary cardiac tumors are rare. They have an incidence that varies between 1.38 and 30 per 100,000 people per year, 75-80% are benign, approximately. Primary cardiac lymphoma represents 1.3% of primary cardiac tumors and 0.5% of extranodal lymphomas. It is defined as a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) affecting only the heart and/or the pericardium. Its symptoms may include dyspnea, chest pain, progressive fatigue, night sweats, weight loss, arrhythmias, and superior vena cava syndrome. Approximately 20% of patients may develop acute heart failure as the first manifestation. However, most of them have nonspecific symptoms and are detected incidentally. Diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is the most frequent histological variant. We report a case that began with symptoms of right heart failure, progressed unfavorably until death, and the diagnosis was made at autopsy.

Palavras-chave : primary cardiac lymphoma.

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