Section 51
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Solitary right ventricle metastasis by renal cell carcinoma

Masaki, M.; Kuroda, T.; Hosen, N.; Hirota, H.; Terai, K.; Oshima, Y.; Nakaoka, Y.; Sugiyama, S.; Kimura, R.; Yoshihara, S.; Kawakami, M.; Iizuka, N.; Tomita, Y.; Ogawa, H.; Kawase, I.; Yamauchi-Takihara, K.

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography: Official Publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 17(4): 397-398


ISSN/ISBN: 0894-7317
PMID: 15044878
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2003.12.011
Accession: 050336256

A 57-year-old man with a history of renal cell carcinoma presented with presyncope. He underwent nephrectomy years earlier followed by HLA-matched allogeneic peripheral-blood stem-cell transplantation. Echocardiographic investigation revealed a solitary right ventricle mass without contiguous vena caval or right atrial involvement. The mass was pathologically confirmed to be metastatic carcinoma in the right ventricular cavity. This case highlights the need to consider an underlying neoplastic syndrome in patients presenting isolated right ventricle mass by echocardiography.

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