GENE U. COHEN, M.D.; THOMAS M. PEERY, M.D.; JOHN M. EVANS, M.D.
It is the purpose of this report to call attention to the frequency of neoplastic invasion of the heart and pericardium and to present the clinical features which may facilitate antemortem diagnosis. The observations are derived from a clinicopathologic study of 315 deaths from malignant tumors in a series of 1,007 consecutive autopsies at this hospital, and from a partial review of the medical literature.
The incidence of cardiac metastases has been variously reported to be from 0.24 to 6.45%1-3, 22 of all autopsies, as compared to an incidence of 0.0017% for primary tumors
COHEN GU, PEERY TM, EVANS JM. NEOPLASTIC INVASION OF THE HEART AND PERICARDIUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:1238–1245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-6-1238
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(6):1238-1245.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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