Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

When a Tongue Causes a Heart-Break: A Case Report of a Single Myocardial Metastasis from a Primary Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Kattan C1, Khoury M1*, Chlawit R2, Abdelmassih T2, Melkane A3 and Kattan J1

1Department of Hematology-Oncology, Hôtel Dieu de France University Hospital, Lebanon 2Department of Cardiology, Hôtel Dieu de France University Hospital, Lebanon 3Department of Head and Neck, Hôtel Dieu de France University Hospital, Lebanon

*Correspondance to: Khoury M 

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Abstract

Cardiac metastasis is a rare finding. When present, it usually arises from melanoma, lung cancer, breast cancer as well as mediastinal tumors and hematologic malignancies. Head and neck tumors rarely metastasize to the heart making the encountering of such a case worth publishing to the medical society. The rarity of this finding also makes it hard for clinicians to recognize, diagnose and treat patients who present with heart metastasis.

Keywords:

Cardiac metastasis; Head and neck cancer; Squamous cell carcinoma

Citation:

Kattan C, Khoury M, Chlawit R, Abdelmassih T, Melkane A, Kattan J. When a Tongue Causes a Heart-Break: A Case Report of a Single Myocardial Metastasis from a Primary Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2235..

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