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Intracardiac Metastasis From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Verma V, Talmon GA, Zhen WK - Front Oncol (2015)

Bottom Line: Computed tomography of the chest revealed a large 4 cm × 5 cm mass in the bilateral ventricular myocardium.This report discusses important aspects of diagnosis of this not uncommon condition that many oncologists may come across.We also discuss differential diagnosis of an isolated intracardiac mass as first-diagnosis presentations, and discuss the great importance of multidisciplinary cardio-oncologic management and clinical prioritization.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha, NE , USA.

ABSTRACT
A 56-year-old female with history of stage IIA adenosquamous lung carcinoma treated 13 months prior to presentation with lobectomy, mediastinal lymph node dissection, and adjuvant chemotherapy, presented for several weeks of worsening dyspnea. Exam was non-focal aside from tachycardia. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a large 4 cm × 5 cm mass in the bilateral ventricular myocardium. There was also evidence of metastatic disease elsewhere in the body, including a supraclavicular lymph node that was positive for metastatic adenosquamous lung carcinoma. She started whole heart radiotherapy and was to commence chemotherapy but passed away. This report discusses important aspects of diagnosis of this not uncommon condition that many oncologists may come across. We also discuss differential diagnosis of an isolated intracardiac mass as first-diagnosis presentations, and discuss the great importance of multidisciplinary cardio-oncologic management and clinical prioritization.

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Hematoxylin-eosin staining of left supraclavicular lymph node demonstrating recurrent NSCLC.
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Figure 2: Hematoxylin-eosin staining of left supraclavicular lymph node demonstrating recurrent NSCLC.

Mentions: Biopsy of the left supraclavicular lymph node revealed a metastasis of the patient’s non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as depicted in Figure 2. Thus, though the cardiac mass was not biopsied, its radiological appearance (1) as well as relatively quick growth to 4 × 5 cm size in 13 months was concerning for tumor recurrence.


Intracardiac Metastasis From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Verma V, Talmon GA, Zhen WK - Front Oncol (2015)

Hematoxylin-eosin staining of left supraclavicular lymph node demonstrating recurrent NSCLC.
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Figure 2: Hematoxylin-eosin staining of left supraclavicular lymph node demonstrating recurrent NSCLC.
Mentions: Biopsy of the left supraclavicular lymph node revealed a metastasis of the patient’s non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as depicted in Figure 2. Thus, though the cardiac mass was not biopsied, its radiological appearance (1) as well as relatively quick growth to 4 × 5 cm size in 13 months was concerning for tumor recurrence.

Bottom Line: Computed tomography of the chest revealed a large 4 cm × 5 cm mass in the bilateral ventricular myocardium.This report discusses important aspects of diagnosis of this not uncommon condition that many oncologists may come across.We also discuss differential diagnosis of an isolated intracardiac mass as first-diagnosis presentations, and discuss the great importance of multidisciplinary cardio-oncologic management and clinical prioritization.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha, NE , USA.

ABSTRACT
A 56-year-old female with history of stage IIA adenosquamous lung carcinoma treated 13 months prior to presentation with lobectomy, mediastinal lymph node dissection, and adjuvant chemotherapy, presented for several weeks of worsening dyspnea. Exam was non-focal aside from tachycardia. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a large 4 cm × 5 cm mass in the bilateral ventricular myocardium. There was also evidence of metastatic disease elsewhere in the body, including a supraclavicular lymph node that was positive for metastatic adenosquamous lung carcinoma. She started whole heart radiotherapy and was to commence chemotherapy but passed away. This report discusses important aspects of diagnosis of this not uncommon condition that many oncologists may come across. We also discuss differential diagnosis of an isolated intracardiac mass as first-diagnosis presentations, and discuss the great importance of multidisciplinary cardio-oncologic management and clinical prioritization.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus