Embryonal carcinoma metastasis presenting as a right heart mass

G. Bogye, C. Gondocs, J. Fehér

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A 19-year-old boy was hospitalized with symptoms of weakness, fever and asphyxial fits. In his history there was an orchiectomy because of embryonal carcinoma. Chest X-ray showed many solid metastases in the lungs, ECG revealed low voltage and right atrial strain, echocardiogram gave the diagnosis of an extremely large intracardiac tumor mass. Operation or cytostatic therapy was not possible because of extensive dissemination. The patient died on the 5th day of observation. The patient could not be followed up after orchiectomy because of his poor compliance, thus 9 months later almost all the possible signs and symptoms of an intracardiac tumor were present. Thus diagnosis was made in vivo, and we could visualize an extremely large tumor mass in the right ventricle of the heart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology
Volume8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Embryonal Carcinoma
Orchiectomy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms
Cytostatic Agents
Signs and Symptoms
Heart Ventricles
Electrocardiography
Fever
Thorax
History
Observation
X-Rays
Lung
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cardiac tumor
  • Echocardiography
  • Embryonal carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Embryonal carcinoma metastasis presenting as a right heart mass. / Bogye, G.; Gondocs, C.; Fehér, J.

In: American Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology, Vol. 8, No. 5, 1994, p. 306-308.

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