H-Index
14
Scimago Lab
powered by Scopus
eISSN: 1941-5923
call: +1.631.629.4328
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST

Logo


Silent Neoplastic Cardiac Invasion in Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Rare co-existance of disease or pathology

Ngoc Pham, Mark D. Bonnen, Yohannes T. Ghebre

(Department of Radiation Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA)

Am J Case Rep 2018; 19:619-622

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.908374

Published: 2018-05-30


BACKGROUND: Secondary malignant tumor of the heart is one of the most life-threatening complications of lung cancer. Several published case reports have documented non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with neoplastic cardiac invasion. However, the number of reported cases of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with neoplastic cardiac invasion is limited.
CASE REPORT: We present a rare case of advanced SCLC in a patient with asymptomatic neoplastic cardiac invasion. We also discuss radiation therapy modalities that should be considered in SCLC patients with cardiac invasion.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should be vigilant about cases of SCLC with asymptomatic intra-cardiac invasion and practice caution when diagnosing, as well as treating with radiation as a monotherapy.

Keywords: Lung Neoplasms, Neoplasm Metastasis, Radiation, Small Cell Lung Carcinoma



Back