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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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RODRIGUEZ, Carolina; FORTICH, Fernando  and  QUINTERO, Erwin D. Cardiac invasion of pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma through the pulmonary veins. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.4, pp.241-245. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2014.05.004.

Metastatic cardiac tumors are more common than primary ones; they may extend by contiguity through the pulmonary veins to the heart chambers. Although this is an unusual event, it has been reported with different types of tumors. We report the case of a patient who started with deterioration of her functional class and with respiratory symptoms. Diagnostic imaging showed a pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma invading the left ventricular outflow tract through the pulmonary vein. We discuss the impact of these tumors, symptoms, diagnostic aid that we have, as well as the treatment options.

Keywords : Tumors; Veins; Diagnosis.

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