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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 7084234, 6 pages
Case Report

Left Atrial Mass Invasion from Pulmonary Neoplasm Extension via the Right Upper Pulmonary Vein Presenting as Ipsilateral Stroke

1Cardiology Unit, S. Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
2Department of Medicine, S. Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy

Received 31 July 2016; Revised 15 November 2016; Accepted 20 November 2016

Academic Editor: Jagdish Butany

Copyright © 2016 Piercarlo Ballo 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.


Left atrial invasion by lung cancer via haematogenous pathways is a relatively uncommon but potentially life-threatening event. While several cardiac complications of cardiac involvement have been previously described, the evolution towards cerebral stroke has been rarely reported. In this case report, we describe an atypical case of haematogenous metastatic invasion of the left atrium from pulmonary neoplasm extension presenting as an ipsilateral stroke whose ASCO classification changed during the clinical management.