Surgical management of the patient with metastatic melanoma to the heart

Joshua M. Judge, John D. Tillou, Craig L. Slingluff, John A. Kern, Irving L. Kron, Geoffrey R. Weiss

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Abstract

Melanoma has a high propensity for cardiac seeding, with heart involvement noted in a significant number of patients at autopsy. Therapeutic options are currently limited, and the prognosis of cardiac metastasis is poor. We report two cases of cardiac metastasis of melanoma and review the current literature. In addition, we propose an algorithm for dealing with this difficult problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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