Left Atrial Tumor Thrombus in a Patient With Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Lung

Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Khalid, Abdul Khan, Lance Klosterman, Terry Forrest

Abstract


Tumor thrombus in left atrium (LA) is very rare but a serious complication in patients with malignancy. It has a significant impact on clinical decision making, staging and prognosis in oncological patients. Tumor thrombus is seen in a wide variety of malignancies. While rare, lung cancer tumor thrombus may occur. Rarely, it can even extend into LA. Usually, it is managed by surgical resection with chemotherapy. We describe a rare case of tumor thrombus in a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of lung that was managed with chemo- and radiation therapy.




Cardiol Res. 2019;10(6):382-387
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/cr943

Keywords


Atrium; Tumor; Thrombus; Cancer; Surgery

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