Left atrial extension of a Wilms' tumor

Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Sep;80(3):e8-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.04.036.


Isolated involvement of the left heart chambers by metastases of malignant tumors is extremely rare. We report a case of an 8-year-old child, with a left atrial metastasis of a Wilms' tumor detected in a control nuclear magnetic resonance 1 year after left inferior lobectomy for metastatic extension of the kidney tumor, which was diagnosed 4 years earlier. The metastasis was excised en bloc with a disc of the posterior left atrial wall.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Heart Atria
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Heart Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Heart Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wilms Tumor / pathology*
  • Wilms Tumor / therapy