Cardiac involvement in melanoma: a case report and review of the literature.


Tas F., Mudun A., KIRMA C.

Journal of cancer research and therapeutics, vol.6, no.3, pp.359-61, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0973-1482.73371
  • Journal Name: Journal of cancer research and therapeutics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-61
  • Keywords: Heart, melanoma, metastasis, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, MALIGNANT-MELANOMA, MANAGEMENT, METASTASES, TUMORS, HEART
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Heart is rarely involved in metastatic cancer. A 44-year-old woman diagnosed with melanoma, with extensive metastases to whole body including interatrial septum demonstrated by PET/CT and echocardiography, was presented and discussed in light of the literature.