Heart failure due to right ventricular metastatic neuroendocrine tumor
International Journal of Cardiology. Clare: Elsevier B.V., v. 126, n. 2, p. E25-E26, 2008.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
We report a case of a female patient that was referred to our service with progressive weakness and dyspnea. Three years ago, she had been submitted to hysterectomy and salpingo-oforectomy followed by adjuvant radiotherapy due to uterine cervix neuroendocrine tumor. Two-dimensional echocardiography showed a dense sessile mass in the right ventricle causing right and left ventricular filling restriction. Despite chemotherapy the patient died and necropsy confirmed metastases from neuroendocrine tumor to the right ventricle. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.