P. G. BOMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Primary tumors of the heart and pericardium are rare, and a definite diagnosis of such a condition is seldom made except at autopsy. In reviewing this subject, Yater1 states that more than 150 cases of primary tumor of the heart have been reported in the literature, and Lymburner2 in 1934 found 256 such cases recorded. While there is some difference of opinion as to the number of authenticated cases reported, it is evident that these cases are not common and that they are of considerable medical interest.
The great majority of the reported primary tumors are benign. Less than 20
BOMAN PG. PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE PERICARDIUM; REPORT OF A CASE(PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE PERICARDIUM; REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:258–266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-2-258
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