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Osteosarcoma of the lower limb metastasized to the septum and right side of the heart: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2017
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Title
Osteosarcoma of the lower limb metastasized to the septum and right side of the heart: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1325-0
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Authors

Elisha Osati, Alice Kaijage, Reuben Muta, Peter Muhoka, Merckris Mango, Peter Kisenge, Bashir Nyangasa, Pedro Pallangyo, Delillah Kimambo, Mohamed Janabi

Abstract

Metastatic cardiac tumors are far more common than primary tumors. Although the hematogenous spread of osteosarcoma is well known, the imaging findings of cardiovascular involvement by osteosarcoma are seldom reported and can be difficult to recognize. A 21-year-old man of African descent presented to our center complaining of shortness of breath, awareness of heart beats, easy fatigability, swelling of lower limbs, and left-side chest discomfort for the past 6 months getting worse for the last 3 months prior to his third readmission. In 2004 he was admitted with the diagnosis of osteosarcoma of his left calcaneus bone confirmed by bone biopsy and treated at an oncology center with several cycles of radiotherapy and chemotherapy; he was declared cured after 5 years of annual clinical and radiological skeletal survey follow-ups. In the current admission, a physical examination revealed bilateral lower limb swelling, pansystolic murmur on the left side of his sternum at fourth intercostal space (tricuspid area) grade three, hepatomegaly with a liver span of 17 cm, and a positive fluid test and shifting dullness. This case report presents a 21-year-old man with relapsed osteosarcoma manifesting as metastatic lesions to his right ventricle encroaching on his interventricular septum, which was identified by transthoracic/transesophageal echocardiography computed tomography scan and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 20%
Other 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Librarian 1 7%
Other 2 13%
Unknown 4 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 53%
Social Sciences 2 13%
Psychology 1 7%
Unknown 4 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2017.
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#7,129,874
of 11,495,107 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#627
of 1,786 outputs
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#149,166
of 261,660 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#12
of 46 outputs
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