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Primary adult heart tumor

Disease definition

A rare disorder that manifest in adults and generally present with a variety of non-specific manifestations (depending on tumor site and infiltration) such as weight loss, exhaustion, hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, heart failure, arrhythmias, and embolisms, or that can also be asymptomatic. In adults 75% of heart tumors are benign, with myxoma being the most common benign tumor (accounting for 50-70% of all primary heart tumors) and rhabdomyosarcoma comprising 75% of malignant heart tumors. Other malignant tumors of the heart include fibrosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Adult cardiac tumor
    • Adult heart tumor
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: C38.0  D15.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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