Cardiac metastasis and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy in recurrent infantile fibrosarcoma

Nirali N. Shah, Mitchell R. Price, David M. Loeb

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Abstract

Cardiac metastasis and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy are both quite rare. We describe a patient presenting with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy as the first symptom of recurrent infantile fibrosarcoma (IF). During surgical resection of lung metastasis, the patient suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Autopsy demonstrated a metastatic lesion in the intraventricular septum of the heart, which is previously undescribed in the literature. This case demonstrates that IF can be aggressive despite its more typical benign course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac metastasis
  • Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
  • Infantile fibrosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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