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Clinical & Translational Oncology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 296–297 | Cite as

Intraventricular metastases from rectal-sigmoid adenocarcinoma

  • Alfredo Luis Moreno-VegaEmail author
  • José Fuentes-Pradera
  • M.
  • Mar del Gordón-Santiago
  • José Carlos Vargas-Machuca
Case Reports

Abstract

Secondary cardiac tumours are rare. The new diagnostic technology and more effective chemotherapy schedules for primary tumours, leading to a longer survival, have increased the frequency of such tumors. Adenocarcinoma accounted for around 40% of all metastases to the heart; the most frequently involved sites are pericardium and epicardium. We present a patient with an unusual intraventricular metastases from adenocarcinoma of rectal-sigmoid origin.

Key words

adenocarcinoma heart intraventricular metastases echocardiography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Luis Moreno-Vega
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Fuentes-Pradera
    • 1
  • M.
    • 1
  • Mar del Gordón-Santiago
    • 1
  • José Carlos Vargas-Machuca
    • 2
  1. 1.Unidad de Oncología MédicaHospital de Jerez (SAS). Jerez de la FronteraCádizSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de CardiologíaHospital de Jerez (SAS). Jerez de la FronteraCádizSpain

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