Abstract

A 56-year-old female with history of stage IIA adenosquamous lung carcinoma treated 13 months prior to presentation with lobectomy, mediastinal lymph node dissection, and adjuvant chemotherapy, presented for several weeks of worsening dyspnea. Exam was non-focal aside from tachycardia. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a large 4 cm × 5 cm mass in the bilateral ventricular myocardium. There was also evidence of metastatic disease elsewhere in the body, including a supraclavicular lymph node that was positive for metastatic adenosquamous lung carcinoma. She started whole heart radiotherapy and was to commence chemotherapy but passed away. This report discusses important aspects of diagnosis of this not uncommon condition that many oncologists may come across. We also discuss differential diagnosis of an isolated intracardiac mass as first-diagnosis presentations, and discuss the great importance of multidisciplinary cardio-oncologic management and clinical prioritization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number168
JournalFrontiers in Oncology
Volume5
Issue numberJUL
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Adenosquamous Carcinoma
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lung
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Lymph Node Excision
Tachycardia
Dyspnea
Myocardium
Differential Diagnosis
Radiotherapy
Thorax
Lymph Nodes
Tomography
Drug Therapy
Oncologists

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Heart failure
  • Metastases
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Intracardiac metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer. / Verma, Vivek; Talmon, Geoffrey A; Zhen, Weining.

In: Frontiers in Oncology, Vol. 5, No. JUL, 168, 01.01.2015.

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