Cardiac metastases and a sudden death as a complication of advanced stage of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Marjanović Kavanagh, Marcel and Janjanin, Saša and Prgomet, Drago (2012) Cardiac metastases and a sudden death as a complication of advanced stage of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S2). pp. 19-21. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

In head and neck squamous cell carcinoma distant metastases are rare and metastases to the heart are extremely rare. In this report we present a patient with a sublingual and laryngeal carcinoma with metastases to lung and heart. Cardiac metastases present with non-specific symptoms that depends on the size and location of the metastases. The ideal tools for diagnosing cardiac metastases are echocardiography and cardiac MRI. CT scan could be used as a screening method of distant metastases in head and neck cancer. The treatment of cardiac metastases is generally ineffective.

Abstract in Croatian

SRČANE METASTAZE I IZNENADNA SMRT KAO KOMPLIKACIJA UZNAPREDOVALOG STADIJA PLANOCELULARNOG KARCINOMA GLAVE I VRATA ----- Planocelularni karcinomi glave i vrata rijetko udaljeno metastaziraju, a iznimno rijetko metastaziraju u srce. U ovom članku opisujemo bolesnika sa sublingvalnim i laringealnim karcinomom koji je metastazirao u pluća i srce. Srčane metastaze daju nespecifične simptome, koji ovise o mjestu i veličini metastaza. Ultrazvuk i MRI srca najbolje su dijagnostičke metode za otkrivanje srčanih metastaza. CT toraksa bi se mogao koristiti kao metoda probira za udaljene metastaze karcinoma glave i vrata. Liječenje srčanih metastaza u pravilu nije uspješno i svodi sa na palijativnu terapiju.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za otorinoloringologiju s audiologijom i fonijatrijom
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Marjanović Kavanagh, MarcelUNSPECIFIED
Janjanin, SašaUNSPECIFIED
Prgomet, DragoUNSPECIFIED
Date: November 2012
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 10:13
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1850

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