Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, Annual Conference
Metastatic cardiac lesions are often clinically silent, and incidence may be determined more accurately upon autopsy.1 Cardiac metastases have been identified by autopsy in up to 20% of patients who succumbed to cancer. Malignant melanoma, leukemia, and lymphoma are the most common primary cancers to spread to the heart; however, these cases of metastasis have decreased with improved chemotherapy regimens.2
Few reports of cardiac metastasis due to colon cancer were found in the literature. This exhibit illustrates the case of a 65-year-old female patient with presumed metastatic disease to the heart from a primary colon malignancy.
Custer, Tanya M. and Bartenhagen, Lisa A., "Cardiac metastasis" (2013). Posters and Presentations: Radiation Science Technology Education. Paper 5.