Metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma to the heart: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Masci2004MetastasisOH,
  title={Metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma to the heart: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Giovanna Masci and Massimo Magagnoli and Andrea Grimaldi and Giovanni Covini and Carlo Carnaghi and Lorenza Rimassa and Armando Santoro},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={2004},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={345-7}
}
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extension or metastasis to the right atrium is an uncommon form of cardiac malignancy. This report describes a rare case of right intraventricular metastasis from HCC in a patient who had undergone a partial hepatectomy for HCC more than two years earlier. Open heart surgery was performed and the mass was partially excised. Symptoms (dyspnea, edema of the lower extremities, palpitations) improved after surgery. Two months later a recurrence of the ventricular… CONTINUE READING

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