Metastatic signet ring adenocarcinoma: An unusual cause of cardiac constriction

Ather Anis, Rajeev L. Narayan, Suraj Kapa, Marc Klapholz, Muhamed Saric

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


Pericardial constriction secondary to metastatic adenocarcinoma is exceedingly rare. We present the first recorded case of pericardial constriction secondary to metastatic signet-ring mucinous adenocarcinoma diagnosed by echocardiography. The cornerstones of echocardiographic diagnosis of constriction are the following: interventricular septal bounce phasic with respiration, M-mode recordings of the inferior vena cava, and the characteristic Doppler velocity patterns recorded from the mitral valve, hepatic veins, and mitral annulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)898-901
Number of pages4
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Cardiac constriction
  • Echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Metastatic signet ring adenocarcinoma: An unusual cause of cardiac constriction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this