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High-grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Presenting as a Cardiac Tumor

Mohammed R Sayeed, Somaraja Kamsalli, Manjunath Boraiah, Pradeep Rangappa, Karthik Rao, Ipe Jacob, Rajesh V Helavar

Keywords : Extranodal metastasis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Primary cardiac tumor, Right atrial tumor, Secondary cardiac lymphoma, Transesophageal echocardiography

Citation Information : Sayeed MR, Kamsalli S, Boraiah M, Rangappa P, Rao K, Jacob I, Helavar RV. High-grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Presenting as a Cardiac Tumor. 2023; 2 (3):161-162.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10089-0091

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-02-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a malignancy of the lymphoid tissues, involving B cells, T cells, or natural killer cells. Primary cardiac lymphomas originating in the heart are very rare, accounting for <1% of all extranodal lymphomas. Extranodal spread to the heart resulting in a secondary cardiac lymphoma may be seen in 9–24% of patients with lymphoma. Patients may present with B symptoms such as fever, fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss, which may mask symptoms of cardiac involvement. Transesophageal echocardiography may be considered the imaging technique of choice but the definitive diagnosis requires histopathological confirmation. The following report describes the incidental finding of a high-grade NHL of the right atrium (RA).

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