Cardiac metastasis: a cause of recurrent pulmonary emboli

A. D. Borsaru, K. K. Lau, P. Solin

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Abstract

Intracavitary cardiac metastasis is rare. Apart from causing intracardiac obstruction, this type of metastasis can present as pulmonary emboli. It is important to suspect this diagnosis in an oncology patient with recurrent pulmonary emboli, particularly in the setting of a negative venous Doppler ultrasound of the lower limbs and pelvis. Early recognition may help in improving the prognosis. We present a case of intracavitary cardiac metastasis arising from a squamous carcinoma of the cervix, in a patient with recurrent pulmonary tumour emboli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e50-53
Number of pages4
JournalThe British journal of radiology
Volume80
Issue number950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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