Cardiac Metastasis of Thyroid Cancer
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GATA Haydarpaþa Training Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, İstanbul, Turkey
GATA Haydarpaþa Training Hospital, Department of Pathology, İstanbul, Turkey
GATA Haydarpaþa Training Hospital, Department of Cardiology, İstanbul, Turkey
Maltepe University, Medical Faculty, Department of Mediacal Oncology, İstanbul, Turkey
Online publication date: 2009-01-15
Publication date: 2009-01-15
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Bülent Karagöz   

GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Tıbbi Onkoloji Kliniği, Haydarpaþa-İstanbul-Türkiye Phone: 090-216 5422575
Eur J Gen Med 2009;6(1):55-56
Anaplastic thyroid carcinomas are very aggressive cancers and metastasize frequently to the lungs and pleura. The cardiac metastases of thyroid cancers are rare. The diagnosis before the death is rare. We present a case of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma with metastatic involvement of the heart. It was presented with atrial fibrillation. The echocardiography demonstrated a solid mass in interventricular septum. One week later the patient died of heart failure. We call attention of clinicians that during the follow up of thyroid cancer such arrythmias may be the harbinger of a cardiac metastasis.
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