Metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma involving the right ventricle [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(8): 546-548

Metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma involving the right ventricle

Burak Pamukçu, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Mehmet Meriç, Dursun Atılgan
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty Of Medicine Department Of Cardiology

Cardiac metastasis of Ewing’s sarcoma is rare. A 22-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of palpitation and fatigue on exertion. She had a seven-year history of radical right tibial resection for Ewing’s sarcoma and was also receiving chemotherapy for lung metastasis of Ewing’s sarcoma. Both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a single, large (3x3.5 cm) inhomogeneous mass located in the free wall of the right ventricle. To differentiate the mass from a massive thrombus, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging was performed. The mass showed partial contrast enhancement, suggesting a malignant metastatic mass. Surgical resection was not considered due to accompanying lung metastasis and potentially poor outcome of the operation.

Keywords: Diagnosis, differential, echocardiography; heart neoplasms/secondary; sarcoma, Ewing’s/secondary

How to cite this article
Burak Pamukçu, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Mehmet Meriç, Dursun Atılgan. Metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma involving the right ventricle. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(8): 546-548

Corresponding Author: Burak Pamukçu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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