3 years ago

Multimodal imaging of cardiac-calcified amorphous tumor

Kosuke Saku, Nobuhiro Tahara, Tohru Takaseya, Yusuke Shintani, Kazuyoshi Takagi, Takahiro Shojima, Seiji Kurata, Kiminori Fujimoto, Toshi Abe, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Hiroyuki Tanaka


Cardiac-calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) is a rare non-neoplastic tumor and its origin and pathogenesis are still unclear. In addition, it is difficult to clinically diagnose as cardiac CAT without pathological findings. We present a case of a 78-year-male diagnosed with cardiac CAT after surgical resection. We could evaluate tumor aspects by multimodal imaging including echocardiography, contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance image, and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/CT before surgery.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12350-018-01510-0

DOI: 10.1007/s12350-018-01510-0

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