Isolated cardiac metastasis from squamous cell esophageal cancer

Maria Ida Abbate, Federica Cicchiello, Stefania Canova, Diego Cortinovis, Silvia Mariani, Fausto Maffini, Paolo Bidoli

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Abstract

Although heart metastases are uncommon and generally a sign of disseminated disease, they are up to 40 times more frequent than primary cancers of the heart, and typically arise from melanoma or primary mediastinal cancer, but also from lymphoma, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, and leukemia. They are usually asymptomatic and found only at autopsy. Symptomatic patients generally die within a few weeks of diagnosis and usual treatments are chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both. Surgical resection is recommended only for a single lesion, which is rare. We describe a 49-year-old man treated for squamous cell cancer of the esophagus in whom a single asymptomatic left heart metastasis was discovered incidentally during follow-up. The lesion was debulked surgically and multimodal treatment followed. The patient survived 1 year after diagnosis with good performance status during which time no other lesion was discovered. Cardiac metastasis is challenging and necessitates skilled multidisciplinary management to maximize the clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e118-e121
JournalTumori
Volume101
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

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Squamous Cell Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Mediastinal Neoplasms
Combined Modality Therapy
Heart Neoplasms
Autopsy
Melanoma
Lymphoma
Leukemia
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cardiac metastases
  • Multidisciplinary management
  • Prognosis
  • Squamous cell esophageal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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Abbate, M. I., Cicchiello, F., Canova, S., Cortinovis, D., Mariani, S., Maffini, F., & Bidoli, P. (2015). Isolated cardiac metastasis from squamous cell esophageal cancer. Tumori, 101(4), e118-e121. https://doi.org/10.5301/tj.5000324

Isolated cardiac metastasis from squamous cell esophageal cancer. / Abbate, Maria Ida; Cicchiello, Federica; Canova, Stefania; Cortinovis, Diego; Mariani, Silvia; Maffini, Fausto; Bidoli, Paolo.

In: Tumori, Vol. 101, No. 4, 01.07.2015, p. e118-e121.

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Abbate, MI, Cicchiello, F, Canova, S, Cortinovis, D, Mariani, S, Maffini, F & Bidoli, P 2015, 'Isolated cardiac metastasis from squamous cell esophageal cancer', Tumori, vol. 101, no. 4, pp. e118-e121. https://doi.org/10.5301/tj.5000324
Abbate MI, Cicchiello F, Canova S, Cortinovis D, Mariani S, Maffini F et al. Isolated cardiac metastasis from squamous cell esophageal cancer. Tumori. 2015 Jul 1;101(4):e118-e121. https://doi.org/10.5301/tj.5000324
Abbate, Maria Ida ; Cicchiello, Federica ; Canova, Stefania ; Cortinovis, Diego ; Mariani, Silvia ; Maffini, Fausto ; Bidoli, Paolo. / Isolated cardiac metastasis from squamous cell esophageal cancer. In: Tumori. 2015 ; Vol. 101, No. 4. pp. e118-e121.
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