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A rare case of direct tumor extension to the right ventricle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23336886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 72-year-old woman with signs of pulmonary embolism and right heart failure. Echocardiographic imaging and computed tomography revealed a mass within the inferior vena cava reaching from the head of the pancreas to the right ventricle. From standard imaging procedures and clinical findings alone, differentiation of a cardiac thrombus from a metastatic tumor mass was difficult. After resection of the intravascular tumor, histopathologic analysis confirmed a metastasis of primary ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma. This is a report of a case of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the pancreas reaching the heart by continuous intravascular spreading.
Authors:
Torsten Baehner; Ines Guetgemann; Ingo Heinze; Andreas Hoeft; Pascal Knuefermann; Chris Probst; Georg Baumgarten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  706-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Electronic address: torsten.baehner@ukb.uni-bonn.de.
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