Embolizing cardiac hibernoma and acute respiratory failure

Carolina Montecino Romanini, Armando Reques Llanos, Inés de Torres Ramírez, Jaime Rodríguez Morera, Jordi Temprana Salvador, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Ángel García Jiménez

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Abstract

© 2018 Sociedad Española de Anatomía Patológica Not only ae cardiac hibernomas rare, ante-mortem diagnosis is poor, due to the clinical and radiological similarity with other intracardiac masses. Furthermore, cardiac hibernomas can be asymptomatic and thus escape detection with imaging studies. We present a case of an 81-year-old woman who died as a result of pulmonary tumor embolism. This unusual case highlights the necessity for clinicians and pathologists to be familiar with intra-cardiac neoplasms. We discuss its diagnostic difficulty and the complication of pulmonary tumor embolism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
JournalRevista Espanola de Patologia
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Cardiac hibernoma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Respiratory failure

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