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Tumors of the Cardiovascular System.

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Second Series Fascicle 15, Atlas of Tumor Pathology.. By McAllister Hugh A. Jr., Fenoglio John J. Jr.. 141 pages. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; , Washington, D.C.: , under the auspices of Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology, Inc., Bethesda, 1978.. Price, $5.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):282-283. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-282_3
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The cardiovascular system is among the less common sites for primary tumors, both benign and malignant. Yet primary tumors involving the heart or pericardium and blood vessels may achieve considerable importance in diagnosis and therapy.

The diverse manifestations of primary tumors of the cardiovascular system coincide with various functional expressions of commoner conditions. These manifestations may lead either to complexities in differential diagnosis or to a state in which a tumor is not even considered.

The authors have reviewed 553 cases of primary cysts and tumors of the heart, pericardium, or both and 12 cases of primary tumors of the


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