Intracardialis echokardiográfia-vezérelt cardialis tumormassza-biopszia

Translated title of the contribution: Intracardiac echocardiography guided cardiac tumormass biopsy

Valentina Kutyifa, Béla Merkely, Zoltán Pozsonyi, Krisztina HOsszú, Szabolcs Szilágyi, György Balázs, Attila Tóth, Pál Sármán, László Gellér

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Primary cardiac tumors are rare and often occur without major symptoms. The appropriate therapy for cardiac tumors without metastasis is surgical resection and chemotherapy. However, for certain patients, when the tumor cannot be safely removed, biopsy is recommended since it allows histology examination and further therapeutical considerations. The aim of our case presentation is to describe the case of a 56-year-old woman, in whom cardiac tumor-mass was revealed because of recurrant pericardial fluids. The mass appeared to be non-resecable, therefore biopsy with an eventual histological examination was planned. Intracardiac echocardiography guided percutaneous biopsy was performed. Intracardiac ultrasound ensured accurate localization of the tumor, the catheter-based grasping device and the excision could be instantenously monitored. This case demonstrates that an intracardiac ultrasound-guided tumormass biopsy is a feasible method, which increases accuracy and ensures safety.

Translated title of the contributionIntracardiac echocardiography guided cardiac tumormass biopsy
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1857-1859
Number of pages3
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2008

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    Kutyifa, V., Merkely, B., Pozsonyi, Z., HOsszú, K., Szilágyi, S., Balázs, G., Tóth, A., Sármán, P., & Gellér, L. (2008). Intracardialis echokardiográfia-vezérelt cardialis tumormassza-biopszia. Orvosi hetilap, 149(39), 1857-1859.