Metastatic cardiac tumor demonstrated by 201thallium scan

D. L. Lubell, C. R. Goldfarb

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A patient with bronchogenic carcinoma had an electrocardiogram that was initially thought to be consistent with myocardial infarction and possible left ventricular aneurysm. A heart scan with radioactive 201thallium showed an area of sharply diminished uptake ('cold spot'); however, subsequent thoracotomy showed that this was caused by local pericardial and myocardial infiltration by tumor. This suggests a role for radioactive 201thallium in the detection of cardiac metastatic tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-99
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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