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MINERVA GASTROENTEROLOGICA E DIETOLOGICA
A Journal on Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Dietetics
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2000 June;46(2):113-8
language: English, Italian
Metastasis in the chest wall and in the right ventricle from hepatocellular carcinoma. Descrip-tion of a clinical case
Marelli A., Nardecchia L., Rozzi G., Betri E., Bodini P.
The ante mortem diagnosis of right ventricular metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is quite rare. Also the metastatic invasion of the chest wall following a liver biopsy is seldom reported. We describe a 67 year old patient that, 30 months after a liver biopsy showing HCC, developed an isolated metastasis of the chest in the site of the biopsy which was treated by radiotherapy. The same patient, after 8 months, complained of dyspnea on effort and ECG showed signs of ischemia: echocardiogram, CT scan and MRI revealed the presence of a metastatic mass in the right ventricular cavity. Post mortem examination confirmed the diagnosis.