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Right ventricular inflow tract obstruction secondary to metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22907856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of an immunocompetent 83-year-old man with metastatic neoplastic infiltration of the heart from primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. Death was from cardiopulmonary collapse due to left ventricular failure with features of right ventricular inflow tract obstruction. Metastatic tumours involving the heart rarely originate from cutaneous SCC though have been reported in the literature in both immunocompetent and postrenal-transplant recipient patients. Most involve the pericardium and only rarely the endocardium or the myocardium. While the prognosis is generally poor, palliative radiotherapy may provide significant symptom relief. Cardiac metastases should be considered in patients with advanced cancer, especially when they show cardiac symptoms and signs.
Authors:
Jonathan Michael Hunter; Angeline Louise Reid; Peter John Stride; Andrew Dettrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Redcliffe Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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