The value of two-dimensional echocardiography in detecting malignant tumors in the heart.

@article{Tominaga1986TheVO,
  title={The value of two-dimensional echocardiography in detecting malignant tumors in the heart.},
  author={Keigo Tominaga and Tetsu Shinkai and Kenji Eguchi and Nagahiro George Saijo and Yasutsuna Sasaki and Yasuo Beppu and Kazuhiro Nishikawa},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1986},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={1641-7}
}
Six unusual cases of tumor involvement of the heart and pericardium, diagnosed antemortem by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE), are described. The tumors consisted one each of sacral chordoma, mediastinal seminoma, leiomyosarcoma of the uterus, osteosarcoma, invasive thymoma, and lung cancer. The current study again recognizes the concept that any type of malignant tumor has a possibility of involving the heart. If cardiac involvement is suspected, 2DE examination should be performed in… CONTINUE READING

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