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Successful Radiation Treatment of Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Metastatic to the Right Cardiac Atrium and Ventricle in a Pacemaker-dependent Patient

  • Author(s): Dasgupta, Tina
  • Barani, Igor J
  • Roach, Mack
  • et al.

Abstract Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is a rare, aggressive malignancy, which is known to metastasize to the heart. We report a case of a patient with ATC with metastatic involvement of the pacemaker leads within the right atrium and right ventricle. The patient survived external beam radiation treatment to his heart, with a radiographic response to treatment. Cardiac metastases are usually reported on autopsy; to our knowledge, this is the first report of the successful treatment of cardiac metastases encasing the leads of a pacemaker, and of cardiac metastases from ATCs, with a review of the pertinent literature.

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