Extensive Cardiac Metastases Secondary to Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

Anna M. Calleja, Clinton V. Wellnitz, Mohsen S. Alharthi, Bijoy K. Khandheria, Hari P. Chaliki

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Uterine leiomyosarcoma metastatic to multiple cardiac chambers occurs infrequently. Over the past 4 decades, there have been only 11 reported cases of cardiac metastasis secondary to uterine leiomyosarcoma. Metastatic cardiac tumors are commonly diagnosed postmortem, although it may be possible to diagnose them during life. The authors report a rare case of a 48-year-old woman with uterine leiomyosarcoma who was diagnosed with extensive cardiac metastases (in the left atrium, right and left ventricles, pulmonary artery, and pulmonary vein). Although extensive cardiac metastases are suggestive of imminent death, aggressive treatment resulted in survival for >1 year for this patient, which underscores the importance of treatment in select patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1419.e5-1419.e7
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Cardiac metastasis
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Secondary cardiac neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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