A case report of cardiac metastases following diagnosis of melanoma

Marliese Bredenhann

Abstract


Primary tumours of the heart are rare, but metastases of the heart and pericardium are more prevalent. The highest percentage of cardiac metastases are found in patients with a primary melanoma; with the heart or pericardium being the most affected. Computed tomography (CT) is one of the preferred imaging modalities for staging of malignant tumours. This case report describes cardiac metastases following diagnosis of melanoma in an elderly male patient.


Keywords


pericardium, cardiac tumours

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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