Cardiac Chloroma Clinically Resembling Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Setting


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.

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Escoda, A. , Vaca, D. , Rodríguez, L. , de Delás Vigo, M. and Alarza, F. (2014) Cardiac Chloroma Clinically Resembling Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Setting. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 4, 106-108. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2014.43016.

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