Metastases of the heart and pericardium.

  title={Metastases of the heart and pericardium.},
  author={Furio Silvestri and Rossana Bussani and N Pavletic and T Mannone},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  volume={27 12},
Tumours metastasizing to the heart are one of the least investigated subjects in clinical oncology. Nevertheless, this problem holds great practical significance in relation to the operability and type of treatment of neoplastic patients. Of 4769 patients autopsied at the Institute of Pathological Anatomy of Trieste from 1994 through 1995, 1148 males (42%) and 780 females (38%) had a primary tumour. Among them, 162 subjects had cardiac metastases (8.4%) of all cancers), with a significant… CONTINUE READING


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