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Cardiologia. 1999 Nov;44(11):1001-3.

Left ventricular metastasis from uterine leiomyosarcoma.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Cardioangiologia, Epatologia, Universit√† degli Studi, Bologna.


Cardiac metastases are uncommon but seem to be increasing in incidence, possibly in relation to prolonged survival of cancer patients. Leiomyosarcoma metastatic to the heart is extremely rare. We report the case of a 57-year-old woman previously treated for uterine leiomyosarcoma who presented with dyspnea, electrocardiographic changes mimicking myocardial infarction, and normal enzymes. A left intraventricular mass, suspected as cardiac metastasis, was revealed by echocardiography. The patient died 1 week later. At autopsy the mass proved to be histologically a metastasis of the uterine tumor.

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