Heart
Cardiac tumors - malignant
Metastases / tumor extension

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Metastases heart [title] tumor extension

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Metastases / tumor extension. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumormetastases.html. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 30 times more common than primary malignancies (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1993;117:1027)
  • Distant primaries are often melanoma, breast, lung or renal cell carcinoma, choriocarcinoma, childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
Case reports
Metastases:

Extension to heart through venous system or by continuous spread:
Gross images

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Colon carcinoma

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Leukemic biventricular infiltrates

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Lymphoma involving right atrium and atrial septum

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Melanoma



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Melanoma

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Myeloma encircling coronary artery

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Renal cell carcinoma extending to heart

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Carcinoid tumor

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Lung carcinoma

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Osteosarcoma metastatic from humerus

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Renal cell carcinoma

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Rhabdomyosarcoma (embryonal)



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Melanoma

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Merkel cell carcinoma: synaptophysin+

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Myeloma encircling coronary artery

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Myeloma infiltrating coronary sinus

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Osteosarcoma from pelvis extending into right atrium


Myelodysplastic syndrome -
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Epicardial involvement

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Infiltration by hemopoietic precursors

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Myeloperoxidase positive precursors