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Author Namboodiri, Narayanan ♦ Krishnamoorthy, K. M. ♦ Tharakan, Jaganmohan Achuthan
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of The American Society of Echocardiography : Official Publication of The American Society of Echocardiography
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiology
Abstract Echocardiography in a 4-year-old boy, with nephroblastoma of the left kidney, revealed a large homogenous mass in right atrium extending from inferior vena cava, and protruding through tricuspid valve into right ventricle during diastole. Ultrasonography revealed the contiguous spread of the tumor through renal vein with near total caval occlusion. The patient had a fatal outcome before definite treatment could be started. Intracardiac extension of infradiaphragmatic tumors through caval route, although infrequent, can be seen with renal cell carcinoma, Wilms' tumor, hepatoma, lymphoma, and uterine and adrenal tumors. Detection of a mass in right atrium in a child should alert the echocardiographer about the possibility of caval spread from a renal neoplasm.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 1
Page Count 90,997
Starting Page 4
Ending Page 91000