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Clin Transl Oncol. 2006 May;8(5):375-8.

Cardiac metastasis from uterine leiomyosarcoma.

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  • 1Servicio de Oncología Médica, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.


Cardiac metastases are more frequent than primary heart neoplasias. Nearly any malignant tumour may metastasize to the heart, but the most common are carcinomas rather than sarcomas. We report the case of a patient who presented with heart metastasis 6 years after resection of an uterine leiomyosarcoma. The patient died thirty months after surgical resection without evidence of cardiac recurrence. Although cardiac metastases from uterine leiomyosarcoma are exceptional, they should be suspected in the presence of suggestive symptoms, since they can be associated with long survival after surgical treatment.

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