Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma: right atrial tumor as primary clinical manifestation. Case report

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Abstract

In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the incidence of cardiac metastasis is 0.67-3%. The prognosis is dismal, even with curative resection, being survival at 5 years around 12-39%. We report an unusual case of a 51 year old man, presenting with a mass in the right atrium, diagnosed on histopathologic examination as being metastasis from a hepatocellular carcinoma. Urgent surgical intervention was required due to hemodynamic instability.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)79-81
JournalRevista Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular : Orgao Oficial Da Sociedade Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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