Right ventricular nerve sheath tumour and patent foramen ovale presenting with transient ischemic attack. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A 66-year-old man presented with dyspnea and a transient ischemic attack. Echocardiography revealed a right ventricular mass and patent foramen ovale. During surgery the mass was found to be a malignant nerve sheath tumour. Several weeks later, the patient developed small bowel obstruction, and laparotomy disclosed multiple metastases involving the small and large bowel. The paper describes the clinical course and management of this patient and reviews the pertinent literature.

publication date

  • September 1996

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