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Surgical Resection of Atypical Metastatic Melanoma to the Atriocaval Junction: A Case Report
  • Vitalis Osuji,
  • Maha Alkhuziem,
  • Daniel Beckman
Vitalis Osuji
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Maha Alkhuziem
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Daniel Beckman
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Abstract

Metastatic tumors to the heart include lymphomas, sarcoma, leukemia, and melanoma. Of these, metastatic melanoma is the most common, and are usually hematogenous, where metastatic lesions can be present in the left ventricle, right atrium, and/ or the right ventricle. We present an atypical metastatic melanoma pattern, where cardiac metastasis originated by direct extension from the adjacent gastric mesentery. We also present our trans-cardiac resection approach, which was the safest way to access the cardiac metastasis intra-operatively without disrupting the tumor.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

26 Jul 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
27 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
27 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
27 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned