Metastatic signet ring adenocarcinoma: An unusual cause of cardiac constriction

Ather Anis, Rajeev L. Narayan, Suraj Kapa, Marc Klapholz, Muhamed Saric

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Pericardial constriction secondary to metastatic adenocarcinoma is exceedingly rare. We present the first recorded case of pericardial constriction secondary to metastatic signet-ring mucinous adenocarcinoma diagnosed by echocardiography. The cornerstones of echocardiographic diagnosis of constriction are the following: interventricular septal bounce phasic with respiration, M-mode recordings of the inferior vena cava, and the characteristic Doppler velocity patterns recorded from the mitral valve, hepatic veins, and mitral annulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)898-901
Number of pages4
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Cardiac constriction
  • Echocardiography

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  • Medicine(all)

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Anis, A., Narayan, R. L., Kapa, S., Klapholz, M., & Saric, M. (2006). Metastatic signet ring adenocarcinoma: An unusual cause of cardiac constriction. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 73(6), 898-901.