Angiosarcomas are the most common type. However, any
type of soft tissue sarcomas can occur in the heart.
These are all rare tumors.
|General Gross Description|
The angiosarcomas typically involve the right side,
usually the right atrium.
Any anatomic site is subject to involvement within the
heart, with extension in any direction, and possibly
involving the parietal pericardium as well.
|General Microscopic Description|
Varies according to which of the soft tissue tumors
Some examples are too undifferentiated to classify,
even with advances in immunohistochemistry.
Cardiovascular Pathology, 2nd ed. Silver MD (ed), Philadelphia: Saunders, 1991. pp. 1324-1331.
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|Synopsis by: J. Hasson, MD (T32100M89003)