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MD performed the echocardiography and wrote the manuscript. SV were responsible for the PET/CT. MS was the clinician. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Metastatic presentation of leiomyosarcoma in the heart is very rare. We present transthoracic echocardiography and combined PET/CT images of a case with a large right ventricular metastasis of leiomyosarcoma. The patient was placed on cytostatic drugs for palliative purposes, but passed away one month later because of an untreatable ventricular tackycardia.
Additional File 1: Movie 1. Movie of echocardiography examination from an apical four-chamber view. Note the significant reduction of contractility in the interventricularseptum, presumably due to tumor growth. (AVI 11 MB)12947_2009_267_MOESM1_ESM.avi
Additional File 2: Movie 2. Movie from a parasternal long-axis view that show tumor engaging the interventricularseptum. (AVI 13 MB)12947_2009_267_MOESM2_ESM.avi
Additional File 3: Movie 3. Movie from a parasternal short-axis view that show the obliteration of the right ventricular cavity because of tumor growth. (AVI 16 MB)12947_2009_267_MOESM3_ESM.avi
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