Cardiac Chloroma Clinically Resembling Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Setting

Albert Pons Escoda, Diego Nova Vaca, Lucía Aja Rodríguez, Matías De Albert de Delás Vigo, Fernando Fernández Alarza
2014 World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases  
We report the case of a 52-year-old man with a history of acute myeloid leukemia who presented to the emergency room with fatigue, dyspnea and chest pain. Initial routine examination showed signs of right heart failure. A CT was requested to rule out pulmonary embolism. The imaging revealed the presence of a cardiac infiltrative mass involving the heart's right free wall that proved to be a chloroma.
doi:10.4236/wjcd.2014.43016 fatcat:g3ay4qwml5dw3gbl7uuhqcsylq