Right atrial B-cell lymphoma in a patient with ocular melanoma

Marcus Smith, Harsh Golwala, Hany Magharyous, Timothy Trotter, Ravindranauth Sawh, Pedro Lozano

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Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is defined as a non-Hodgkin lymphoma involving only the heart or pericardium. PCL is extremely rare and often misdiagnosed. We report the case of a healthy 53-year-old male who originally presented with blurred vision secondary to a right intraocular mass. Enucleation of the eye confirmed a ciliary body melanoma and, upon further investigation, the patient was discovered to have a mass in the right atrium suspicious for a myxoma. However, resection of the atrial mass revealed a low-grade B-cell PCL. The occurrence of PCL in an immunocompetent patient being investigated for a visceral malignancy makes this a highly unusual presentation of a rare neoplasm. (J Card Surg 2011;26:625-628)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-628
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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