Cardiac metastasis from poorly differentiated carcinoma of the cervix: A case report

Emily S. Miller, Anna V. Hoekstra, Jean A. Hurteau, Gustavo C. Rodriguez

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Disease metastatic to the heart from cervical carcinoma is rare and associated with a poor prognosis. Multimodality treatment has been shown to provide palliative benefit. CASE: A woman presented with stage Ib2 cervical cancer metastatic to the tricuspid valve. She presented with small bowel obstruction from a small bowel metastasis 4 years after initial treatment with chemoradiation. Computed tomographic imaging revealed a small bowel mass as well as a pericardial effusion. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed a tricuspid mass. Endomyocardial biopsy confirmed metastatic disease consistent with a cervical primary. The patient was treated with bowel resection, systemic chemotherapy and cardiac radiation. She died of cardiac failure 8 months after diagnosis of the cardiac lesion. CONCLUSION: Cervical cancer metastatic to the heart is rare and associated with a poor prognosis. Selected patients may benefit from multimodality treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume55
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiac neoplasms
  • Metastasis
  • Uterine cervical cancer
  • X-radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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