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Metastatic melanoma to the intracavitary left ventricle treated using cardiac autotransplantation technique for resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22143478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Melanoma has a known propensity for cardiac metastasis. Most cases are associated with widespread metastatic disease and multiple sites of cardiac involvement and are not appropriate for surgical resection. When there is an isolated metastasis to the heart, the melanoma tends to involve the right heart. Rarely does melanoma metastasize only to the left ventricle. We present an unusual case of isolated metastasis of melanoma to the intracavitary left ventricle. This tumor was poorly responsive to chemotherapy, and a cardiac autotransplantation technique was used to achieve complete resection with pathologically negative margins.
Monika J Leja; Min Kim; Lynda Perryman; Shanda H Blackmon; Michael J Reardon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1947-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Publication Date:    2011 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-06     Completed Date:  2012-04-10     Revised Date:  2012-08-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101508600     Medline TA:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Heart Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery
Lymphatic Metastasis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Melanoma / secondary*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome

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