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Cardiac metastasis: a cause of recurrent pulmonary emboli.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17495056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A D Borsaru; K K Lau; P Solin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-06-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e50-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary*
Dyspnea / etiology
Heart Neoplasms / radiography,  secondary*,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms*

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