Left atrial invasion by lung carcinoma through a pulmonary vein

Chiara Lestuzzi, Elda Viel, Renata Mimo, Nereo Meneguzzo

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We describe a rare case of small-cell lung carcinoma invading the left atrium through a pulmonary vein. Echocardiography was particularly useful in this case in assessing the intracavitary extension of the tumor and the outcome of therapy. Echocardiography is a low-cost, easy imaging tool, complementary to radiological techniques and useful in evaluating thoracic tumors involving the cardiovascular structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalThe International Journal of Cardiac Imaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Cardiac metastases
  • Echocardiography
  • Lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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