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Lung cancer mimicking left atrial mass
  1. K K Kadappu1,2,
  2. R Rajaratnam1,2,3,4,
  3. H Kachwalla1,3,4,
  4. P D Nguyen1,3,4
  1. 1
    Cardiology Department, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3
    Cardiology Department, Campbelltown Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
  4. 4
    University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. Dr K K Kadappu, Cardiology Department, Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool, NSW 2170, Australia; Kadappu{at}


Cardiac involvement in lung cancer is found in up to 25% of autopsy cases. However, despite the considerable mortality and morbidity associated with cardiac metastasis, antemortem diagnosis is unusual. A rare case of lung cancer presenting as a left atrial mass is reported.

  • atrial mass
  • lung cancer

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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