Huge Left Atrial Extension of Metastatic Lung Tumor via Pulmonary Vein: Report on the Third Case of Osteosarcoma

Cetin Celenk, Muzaffer Elmali, Veysel Polat, Aysen Taslak Sengul


The antemortem diagnosis of cardiac metastases in osteogenic sarcoma has been documented in only 26 cases over the past 55 years, approximately. However, extension of metastatic lung tumors into the left atrium via pulmonary veins is very rare. Here, we report the third case of osteosarcoma exhibiting such extension. A 25-year-old woman with pulmonary metastasis from osteosarcoma presented with a huge mass in her left lung, extending to the left atrium through the left inferior pulmonary vein.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(2):116-119


Osteosarcoma; Lung metastasis; Left atrial tumor extension; Tumor invasion of pulmonary veins

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