Large Right Ventricle Metastasis of Melanoma Disclosed by Tamponade

October 12, 2018


Metastatic malignancies involving the heart occur more frequently than primary ones. Melanoma is the most common neoplasm that metastasize to the heart. The diagnosis is however usually made after the patient's death as clinical signs are discrete, non-specific or masked by other visceral metastases.  We report a case of a 24-year-old patient diagnosed for metastatic malignant melanoma disclosed by cardiac tamponade. This case underlines the importance of using multimodality imaging approach to enable a quick and accurate diagnosis which can be followed by appropriate treatment.




Malignant melanoma; cardiac metastases; transthoracic echocardiography; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.


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Author Details

Nadia Bourzine

Mr Driss Britel

Nawal Doghmi

Mohamed Cherti