Primary pheochromocytomas of the heart are extremely uncommon. In this repo
rt, we present the case of a patient with primary cardiac pheochromocytoma
arising from the interatrial septum. Metaiodobenzylguanidine-scintigraphy w
as negative and diagnosis was confirmed by a positive octreotide scintiscan
. The tumor was removed successfully using cardiopulmonary bypass. (C) 2001
by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.