Primary adult heart tumor

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Primary adult heart tumor

Synonyms: Adult cardiac tumor | Adult heart tumor

A rare disorder that manifest in adults and generally present with a variety of non-specific manifestations (depending on tumor site and infiltration) such as weight loss exhaustion hemorrhagic pericardial effusion heart failure arrhythmias and embolisms or that can also be asymptomatic. In adults 75% of heart tumors are benign with myxoma being the most common benign tumor (accounting for 50-70% of all primary heart tumors) and rhabdomyosarcoma comprising 75% of malignant heart tumors. Other malignant tumors of the heart include fibrosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma.

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