Cardiac Neoplasms: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation
Radiol Clin North Am . 2021 Mar;59(2):231-242. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2020.10.002. Epub 2020 Dec 29.
John P Lichtenberger 3rd, Brett W Carter, Michael A Pavio, David M Biko
Cardiac neoplasms are a diagnostic challenge on many levels. They are rare, their clinical presentation may mimic other much more common cardiac diseases, and they are at an uncommon intersection of oncologic and cardiac imaging. The pathology of primary cardiac neoplasms explains their varied imaging features, for example, calcification in primary cardiac osteosarcomas and T2 hyperintensity in myxomas. Integrating the imaging and pathologic features of cardiac tumors furthers our understanding of the spectrum of appearances of these neoplasms and improves the clinical imager's ability to confidently make a diagnosis.
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