Extensive cardiac infiltrative melanoma

Marco Morosin, Alessia Azzu, Massimo Capoccia, Ulrich Rosendahl

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Abstract

We report an unusual clinical case of a 66-year-old patient with cardiac involvement from a metastatic melanoma, causing the formation of a large right atrial mass with extensive infiltration of the right atrial free wall, the interatrial septum, the coronary sinus, and up to the mitral annulus and posterior wall of the right ventricle, unamendable to complete surgical excision. As secondary cardiac tumors are not part of routine daily clinical practice, we thought that this clinical case would be a good educational opportunity for the practicing clinicians, both specialists and nonspecialists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-859
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume34
Issue number9
Early online date2 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • metastatic melanoma
  • atrial infiltration
  • secondary cardiac tumors
  • clinical case studies

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    Morosin, M., Azzu, A., Capoccia, M., & Rosendahl, U. (2019). Extensive cardiac infiltrative melanoma. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 34(9), 858-859. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14184