Unusual Metastases of Hepatocellular Carcinoma to the Heart

Andree Kurniawan • Nata Pratama Hardjo Lugito
Journal article Indonesian Journal of Cancer • December 2016 Indonesia

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Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide. Metastasis of HCC to the heart is rare with prevalence on autopsy of less than 6%. There is still limited study evaluated the metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma to the heart. The aim of this study is to know the prevalence and characteristic of metastasis of HCC to theheart in Indonesia. This retrospective study was conducted in secondary referral hospital in Tangerang county, Indonesia. We evaluated from medical record included baseline characteristic, survival and treatment of HCC and echocardiogram data for diagnosing metastasis to the heart from 2013-2015. There were 5 HCC patients recorded in thelast 3 years. All patients were male with median age 56(53-61) years old. Four patients were diagnosed using transthoracic echocardiograph and the rest using multi sliced CT scan. All patients were having continuous thrombus from inferior cava vein until right atrial. For the conclusion Hepatocellular carcinoma were reported as the cause ofintra-heart metastases in Indonesia. All patients were in late stage.

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Indonesian Journal of Cancer

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