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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 751761, 3 pages
Case Report

Isolated Cardiac Metastasis from Colorectal Cancer in a 35-Year-Old Man

1Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, San Raffaele Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
2Department of Oncology, San Raffaele Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
3Department of Nuclear Medicine, San Raffaele Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
4Department of Radiology, San Raffaele Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy

Received 26 November 2011; Revised 24 January 2012; Accepted 25 January 2012

Academic Editor: Michael J. Eble

Copyright © 2012 Jacopo Pizzicannella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present the case of a 35-year-old patient who was found to be affected by an isolated clinically silent cardiac metastasis despite a negative CT follow-up at one year from abdominal surgery for colorectal cancer. CT/PET and tumor marker GICA were fundamental in suggesting the diagnosis, which was then confirmed by cardiac magnetic resonance and surgical biopsy. This is a very rare modality of presentation of cardiac metastasis because of the young age of our patient and the absence of disease in other sites.