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Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma with Left Atrial Extension and Atrial Fibrillation

Tania M. Campagnoli, Sandeep A. Saha, John F. Hibbeln, Tochi M. Okwuosa

Cardiac involvement is a relatively common finding, occurring in up to 14% in cancer patients. However, cardiac extension through the pulmonary veins is a very infrequent finding in this population. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung is a rare cancer, more likely found in male smokers. We present the case of a female nonsmoker with bilateral sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lungs, and left atrial extension through the pulmonary vein. Atrial fibrillation was one of the initial manifestations.