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Metastatic Melanoma to the Intracavitary Left Ventricle Treated Using Cardiac Autotransplantation Technique for Resection

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Monika J. Leja ,

Department of Cardiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Min Kim,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Lynda Perryman,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Shanda H. Blackmon,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Michael J. Reardon

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Melanoma has a known propensity for cardiac metastasis. Most cases are associated with widespread metastatic disease and multiple sites of cardiac involvement and are not appropriate for surgical resection. When there is an isolated metastasis to the heart, the melanoma tends to involve the right heart. Rarely does melanoma metastasize only to the left ventricle. We present an unusual case of isolated metastasis of melanoma to the intracavitary left ventricle. This tumor was poorly responsive to chemotherapy, and a cardiac autotransplantation technique was used to achieve complete resection with pathologically negative margins.

How to Cite: 1. Leja MJ, Kim M, Perryman L, Blackmon SH, Reardon MJ. Metastatic Melanoma to the Intracavitary Left Ventricle Treated Using Cardiac Autotransplantation Technique for Resection. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2011;7(4):44-46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.307
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Published on 01 Oct 2011.
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