Sarcomatous pleural mesothelioma metastatic to left ventricular endocardium

Angiology. 2006 Aug-Sep;57(4):517-21. [Link]

Senkottaiyan N, Seacord LM, Fulling KH, Birchem JA, Fraley MA, Alpert MA.

Department of Medicine and Pathology, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO 63141, USA.


A 71-year-old man, a cigarette smoker with long-term asbestos exposure, developed multifocal malignant sarcomatous pleural mesothelioma that metastasized to the left ventricular endocardium without invading pericardium, myocardium, or the contiguous pulmonary vein. This is the first reported case of malignant pleural mesothelioma to metastasize in such a manner.