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Circulatory collapse secondary to intracardiac metastasis
  1. Ala Elwasila1,2,
  2. Tasneem Bangi2,
  3. Michael Scott2 and
  4. Peter Alexander2
  1. 1General Medicine, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
  2. 2Intensive Care Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ala Elwasila; ala.elwasila{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Intracardiac metastasis is a relatively rare complication of cancer; however, it should be considered when a patient presents with a prerenal injury and circulatory collapse not responsive to medical treatment or haemofiltration as in this case.

  • cancer - see oncology
  • heart failure
  • gastrointestinal system
  • renal system
  • intensive care

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  • Contributors Joint first authors: TB and AE are junior medical trainees who helped in diagnosis, MS and PA have been histopathologist & consultant ICU anaesthetics.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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