Left atrial invasion of a lung cancer: a case report

Submitted: September 25, 2021
Accepted: November 2, 2021
Published: December 3, 2021
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Lung cancer is the leading neoplastic form worldwide for both incidence and mortality and represents the largest contributor to new cancer diagnosis. Cardiac extensions of a pulmonary neoplasm are rare and dramatically under-diagnosed because of the extreme variability of clinical presentation and frequently are expression of an advanced-stage primary lung cancer. The invasion often happens through pulmonary veins in absence of a clear respiratory impairment. Symptoms related to the cardiac involvement as the first presentation of a malignant pulmonary neoplasm are very uncommon and related with poor outcome. Here we present a case of invasion of the left atrium of a pulmonary neoplasm with initial cardiac manifestations and a laboratory finding of hypercalcemia.

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Cacciapuoti, Fulvio, Erica Vetrano, and Federico Cacciapuoti. 2021. “Left Atrial Invasion of a Lung Cancer: A Case Report”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 92 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.2098.