Diagnosis of cardiac metastasis from cervical cancer in a 33-year-old patient using multimodal imaging studies: a case report and literature review.

Schawkat, Khoschy; Hoksch, Beatrix; Schwerzmann, Markus; Puig, Stefan; Klink, Thorsten (2014). Diagnosis of cardiac metastasis from cervical cancer in a 33-year-old patient using multimodal imaging studies: a case report and literature review. Acta radiologica short reports, 3(8), pp. 1-5. Sage 10.1177/2047981614530287

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We report a case of a 33-year-old woman with emergency admission due to dyspnoea and fever. History included squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in complete remission. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest, which was indicated to rule out pneumonia, revealed an infiltrative cardiac mass. Further assessment of the tumour by echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed transmural infiltration of the apical interventricular septum with a mass extending into the left and right ventricle cavities. The mass was highly suspicious for a cardiac metastasis. Cardiac metastases from cervical cancer are extremely rare. Recurrence of cervical carcinoma involving the heart should be considered even after a curative therapy approach. Non-invasive imaging plays a paramount role in investigating cardiac masses. Echocardiography, CT and MRI are complementary imaging modalities for complete work-up of intracardiac lesions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Schawkat, Khoschy; Hoksch, Beatrix; Schwerzmann, Markus; Puig, Stefan and Klink, Thorsten

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2047-9816

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Michael Marti

Date Deposited:

02 Apr 2015 09:45

Last Modified:

02 Apr 2015 09:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/2047981614530287

PubMed ID:

25346849

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cardiac, cervix, computed tomography (CT), heard, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), metastases

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65751

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65751

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