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Rare clinical case – life-time diagnosis of the cardiac angiosarcoma

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Igor Vladimirovish Reshetov; Igor Igorevich Bykov; Yulia Sergeevna Agakina; Tatiana Petrovna Nekrasova; Amina Sultanovna Garayeva; Maria Sergeevna Mikerova; Alevtina Eduardovna Kiseleva;

The article describes a clinical case of cardiac angiosarcoma in a 25-year-old woman at its onset, discusses the challengers treatment approach choice, taking into account the patient’s condition. In domestic and foreign literature there are no descriptions of in vivo diagnosis of angiosarcomas surrounding all parts of the heart, as in this clinical case.


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Keywords: cardiac angiosarcoma, life-time diagnosis

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