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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
On-line version ISSN 1678-9741
FREIRE SOBRINHO, Adalberto et al. Capillary-type cardiac hemangioma, in the left atrium. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.4, pp.445-448. ISSN 1678-9741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382005000400015.
A 49-year-old woman, whose echocardiography and hemodynamic study showed a mass in the left atrium suggestive of myxoma, was referred for cardiological evaluation because of dyspnea. She also had schistosomotic hepatosplenomegaly. After a preoperative evaluation with hematological assistance, the patient underwent surgery using a cardiopulmonary bypass. She suffered a hemorrhage in the immediate post-operative period, which improved after platelet transfusion. The histopathologic study showed a capillary-type cardiac hemangioma.
Keywords : Heart neoplasms [surgery]; Heart atria [pathology]; Hemangioma [diagnosis]; Hemangioma [surgery].