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Cardiac metastasis: a rare involvement of primitive neuroectodermal tumour of the lung

Ngow, Harris Abdullah and Wan Khairina, Wan Mohd Nowalid (2011) Cardiac metastasis: a rare involvement of primitive neuroectodermal tumour of the lung. Pathology Oncology Research : POR, 17 (3). pp. 771-774. ISSN 1532-2807

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Abstract

A 15 year-old adolescent was referred with 2 month history of worsening of breathlessness and haemoptysis. He also reported constitutional symptoms of fever, poor appetite and weight loss. The chest roentgenogram showed a massive right pleural effusion with apparent cardiomegaly. The cardiac silhouette over the right heart border was obliterated and the mediastinum was widened. Computed tomogram of the thorax showed a bulky heterogeneous mass in the right lung with extension to the heart. Subsequent CT guided lung biopsy revealed Primitive Neuroectodermal tumour (PNET). Here, we illustrate the clinical course of an aggressive pulmonary PNET with lethal cardiac metastasis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4393/5103
Uncontrolled Keywords: PNET, Cardiac Metastasis, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Extraosseous Ewing’s Sarcoma
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Associate Professor Dr Harris Ngow Abdullah
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 12:06
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 15:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5103

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