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A rare cause of recurrent cerebral emboli despite oral anticoagulation.
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PMID:  25246459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report on a patient with a history of colon carcinoma and clinical presentation of recurrent cardiac emboli despite oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation. On delayed transoesophageal echocardiography, finally a left atrial myxoma was suspected. Surgery, however, revealed a left atrial metastatic tumour with histopathological features of a colon adenocarcinoma. Metastases of colorectal adenocarcinoma invading cardiac structures are rare. Isolated literature reports describe metastatic masses detected in the right atrium reflecting natural haematogenous spreading of cancer, but none in the left heart.
Imanuel Dzialowski; Martin Wolz; Matthias Meinhardt; Thomas Waldow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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