WILLIAM O. SMITH; CHARLES D. TOOL; JAMES F. HAMMARSTEN
According to a number of reported autopsy series, infiltration of the myocardium by nests of malignant cells is not rare in Hodgkin's sarcoma, nor are small nodules on the pericardium.1 However, large tumor nodules involving the heart are uncommon. Rottino and Hoffmann2 reviewed the world literature in 1952 and were able to find only five cases of tumor involvement of the heart in Hodgkin's disease, and they reported a sixth case. All of these cases showed a tumor mass in the right auricle, usually occluding the orifice of the inferior vena cava.
The present case appears to be unique in
SMITH WO, TOOL CD, HAMMARSTEN JF. HODGKIN'S SARCOMA SIMULATING VENTRICULAR ANEURYSM1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:1222–1228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-6-1222
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(6):1222-1228.
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