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.
Minicucci, Marcos Ferreira
Zornoff, Leonardo Antonio Mamede
Okoshi, Marina Politi
Bueno, Solange P.
Matsubara, Beatriz Bojikian
Gaiolla, Paula Schmidt Azevedo
Duarte, Daniella R.
Paiva, Sergio Alberto Rupp de
Marques, Mariângela Esther Alencar
Matsubara, Luiz Shiguero
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.