In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the incidence of cardiac metastasis is 0.67-3%. The prognosis is dismal, even with curative resection, being survival at 5 years around 12-39%. We report an unusual case of a 51 year old man, presenting with a mass in the right atrium, diagnosed on histopathologic examination as being metastasis from a hepatocellular carcinoma. Urgent surgical intervention was required due to hemodynamic instability.
|Journal||Revista Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular : Orgao Oficial Da Sociedade Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|