Synovial sarcoma in the right atrium and right ventricle

Nazli Y., Karabulut M. N. , Goya C. , Colak N.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.66, no.2, pp.271-273, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/ac.66.2.2071265
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-273


A metastatic synovial sarcoma in the right atrium and ventricle is described. A 36-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with generalized fatigue, dyspnoea, and precordial pain. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a metastatic tumour in both the right atrium and right ventricle and revealed obstruction of the inflow tract of the right ventricle caused by a metastatic right atrial tumour. Thoracic computed tomography revealed a pleural-based paravertebral mass in the left intrathoracic cavity and multiple pulmonary nodules in both lungs. Cardiac surgery was performed for palliative treatment due to right cardiac failure and a risk of fatal embolization. The patient died 12 months after the cardiac surgery.