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Isolated right ventricular infiltrating tumour: metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with intracavitary metastasis to the heart is rare. The incidence of HCC with right atrial metastasis is less than 6 % at autopsy. Reports of HCC with right ventricular metastasis without inferior vena cava and right atrial metastasis are rarer. The diagnosis of metastasis of HCC into the cardiac cavity might be overlooked because the symptoms are neither apparent nor specific. Here, we report a patient with metastasis of HCC into the right ventricle cavity. The patient was in a disease-free status and experienced lower limbs oedema and gradual shortness of breath.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Correspondence to Wei-Chieh Lee.

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Transthoracic echocardiography, parasternal long axis view, parasternal short axis view, four-chamber view: very thick free wall and septum of the right ventricle and multiple floating homogenous mass in right ventricle. (AVI 4018 kb)

Coronary angiography: right coronary artery and left anterior descending artery showed large capillary network drainage into the right ventricle. (AVI 3078 kb)

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Transthoracic echocardiography, parasternal long axis view, parasternal short axis view, four-chamber view: very thick free wall and septum of the right ventricle and multiple floating homogenous mass in right ventricle. (AVI 4018 kb)

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Coronary angiography: right coronary artery and left anterior descending artery showed large capillary network drainage into the right ventricle. (AVI 3078 kb)

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Lee, W., Fu, M. & Liu, W. Isolated right ventricular infiltrating tumour: metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 31, 1347–1349 (2015) doi:10.1007/s10554-015-0691-1

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Keywords

  • Isolated right ventricular tumor
  • Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Right-sided heart failure