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Vena Cava Superior Syndrome Related to Right Heart Invasion of an Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma


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1 Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
2 Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
 

A rare case of hepatocellular tumor extension in the right heart was reported. The patient presented with clinical signs of a vena cava superior syndrome. Computed tomography and transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a large tumoral mass lesion extending from the left liver lobe into the inferior vena cava right atrium and right ventricle. The patient was treated with best supportive care.
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  • Vena Cava Superior Syndrome Related to Right Heart Invasion of an Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Geert Maleux
Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Werner Budts
Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Vincent Vandecaveye
Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Abstract


A rare case of hepatocellular tumor extension in the right heart was reported. The patient presented with clinical signs of a vena cava superior syndrome. Computed tomography and transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a large tumoral mass lesion extending from the left liver lobe into the inferior vena cava right atrium and right ventricle. The patient was treated with best supportive care.