Masas cardiacasexperiencia monocentro (parte I)

  1. R. Martínez Sanz 1
  2. A. Lacruz 1
  3. G. Sauchelli 1
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario de Canarias

    Hospital Universitario de Canarias

    San Cristóbal de La Laguna, España


Revista española de investigaciones quirúrgicas

ISSN: 1139-8264

Ano de publicación: 2022

Volume: 25

Número: 1

Páxinas: 13-16

Tipo: Artigo


Introduction. Cardiac masses are a rare pathology, among which cardiac tumors (CT) stand out, which are the most frequent among them. In a second chapter we will talk about CT. Material and methods. The main causes of cardiac masses are reviewed and within them, a review of the different CT will be done in the next paper. Cardiac masses include anatomical variants of normality, extracardiac structures, iatrogenic or foreign material, vegetations, myocardial/pericardial hydatid cysts, thrombi in different cavities, pericardial tumors, and finally CT. Some previously defined cardiac masses that occurred in a tertiary university hospital over 37 years in which 8,000 interventions with extracorporeal circulation have been performed, plus some cases previously reported by the first author, are reviewed. Results. We describe the casuistry of the cardiovascular surgery service of the Hospital Universitario de Canarias, which includes examples of most of the cases listed above. Conclusions. Cardiac masses are rare, but a hospital center with sufficient experience can accumulate casuistry of the majority.