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Why we need to be vigilant over myocardial thickening in oncology patients? A cardiac magnetic resonance case.
  • Cagdas Topel,
  • SAMET SEVİNÇ
Cagdas Topel
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research and Education Hospital
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SAMET SEVİNÇ
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research and Education Hospital
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Abstract

We present a patient who was on active surveillance for lung adenocarcinoma and hypertrophic septal cardiomyopathy (HCM), was referred for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) assessment for risk stratification due to HCM. CMR revealed a large myocardial metastasis obstructing mid-apical left and right ventricular cavity. Any wall thickening in oncology patients should prompt to perform further imaging before establishing certain diagnosis.