Primary Cardiac T-Cell Lymphoma Localized in the Mitral Valve

Yuma Motomatsu, Yasuhisa Oishi, Shogo Matsunaga, Hirofumi Onitsuka, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Eiko Zaitsu, Yuichi Yamada, Kenichi Kohashi, Yoshinao Oda, Ryuji Tominaga

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Primary cardiac lymphoma is a rare cardiac tumor, and usually originates from B cells and involves the right side of the heart. We present an extremely rare case of primary cardiac T-cell lymphoma involving the mitral valve alone. A 58-year-old woman who was positive for human T-cell leukemia virus 1 underwent mitral valve replacement because of severe mitral regurgitation. The postoperative pathologic diagnosis of the mitral valve was T-cell lymphoma. Further evaluation revealed no malignancy, except for the mitral valve. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of primary cardiac T-cell lymphoma localized in the mitral valve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2363-2365
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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