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Titolo:
Metastatic melanoma of the heart
Autore:
Savoia, P; Fierro, MT; Zaccagna, A; Bernengo, MG;
Indirizzi:
Univ Turin, Dermatol Clin 1, Sect Dermatol 1, Dept Med & Surg Specialties,I-10126 Turin, Italy Univ Turin Turin Italy I-10126 d & Surg Specialties,I-10126 Turin, Italy
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 75, anno: 2000,
pagine: 203 - 207
SICI:
0022-4790(200011)75:3<203:MMOTH>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MALIGNANT-MELANOMA; CARDIAC METASTASES; ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY; TRANSESOPHAGEAL; DIAGNOSIS;
Keywords:
metastatic melanoma management; cardiac metastases; melanoma diagnosis;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Savoia, P Univ Turin, Dermatol Clin 1, Sect Dermatol 1, Dept Med & Surg Specialties,Via Cherasco 23, I-10126 Turin, Italy Univ Turin Via Cherasco 23 Turin Italy I-10126 126 Turin, Italy
Citazione:
P. Savoia et al., "Metastatic melanoma of the heart", J SURG ONC, 75(3), 2000, pp. 203-207

Abstract

Background: Malignant melanoma has an unpredictable biologic behavior and is the neoplasm with the greatest propensity for cardiac involvement. Although relatively frequent at autopsy, cardiac metastases are rarely identified antemortem. Methods: We reviewed 2,810 patients with histologically confirmed malignant melanoma, who were diagnosed and followed up by our clinic. Clinical, histological, and imaging data are presented. Results: Five cases of metastatic melanoma of the heart were identified out of 314 melanoma patients with visceral involvement. One case of a 53-year-old woman, who died unexpectedly during her first chemotherapy course, is described in detail. Postmortem examination determined the cause of death to be che presence of multiple melanoma metastases in the heart, even thoughthe patient had shown no signs of cardiac involvement. Conclusions: The unpredictable biologic behavior of melanoma may lead to unusual metastatic sites, and, therefore, the heart also should be included in routine examinations. J. Surg. Oncol. 2000;75:203-207. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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