Korean Circ J.  2005 Apr;35(4):341-344. 10.4070/kcj.2005.35.4.341.

A Case of Multiple Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in an Adult Patient Presenting with Ventricular Tachycardia

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. dongskim@inje.ac.kr
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Pathology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Cardiac metastases of renal cell carcinomas are rare, and usually clinically silent. A case of a 53-year-old man without a significant medical history, who presented with ventricular tachycardia, which resulted in a cardiac mass of the right ventricle is reported. On chest X-ray, echocardiography, CT scanning, esophagogastroduode-noscopy and MRI, multiple metastatic masses were observed in both lungs, and the kidneys, adrenal, stomach and right ventricle. The kidney mass and the gastric polyp were revealed on biopsy to be a renal cell carcinoma mixed with sarcomatoid and conventional types.

Keyword

Ventricular tachycardia; Right ventricular mass; Renal cell carcinoma

MeSH Terms

Adult*
Biopsy
Carcinoma, Renal Cell*
Echocardiography
Heart Ventricles
Humans
Kidney
Lung
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Polyps
Stomach
Tachycardia, Ventricular*
Thorax
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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