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Published online: 2007-06-01
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Abscess of the mitral annulus mimicking left atrial tumour – case report

Stanisław Sowa, Andrzej Kleinrok, Tadeusz Gburek, Ewa Zaremba-Flis
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(5):571-574.

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Vol 65, No 5 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-06-01
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 50-year-old female with hypertension and diabetes, admitted to the hospital due to echocardiographically detected left atrial tumour, is presented. Differential diagnosis included thrombus, myxoma and infectious tumour. The patient underwent surgery. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of an abscess in the left atrium. This report underlines the difficulties in the diagnosis of cardiac tumours.

Abstract

A case of a 50-year-old female with hypertension and diabetes, admitted to the hospital due to echocardiographically detected left atrial tumour, is presented. Differential diagnosis included thrombus, myxoma and infectious tumour. The patient underwent surgery. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of an abscess in the left atrium. This report underlines the difficulties in the diagnosis of cardiac tumours.
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Keywords

left atrial tumour; extraction of a tooth; chronic endocardidtis

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Title

Case reports
Abscess of the mitral annulus mimicking left atrial tumour – case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 5 (2007)

Pages

571-574

Published online

2007-06-01

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(5):571-574.

Keywords

left atrial tumour
extraction of a tooth
chronic endocardidtis

Authors

Stanisław Sowa
Andrzej Kleinrok
Tadeusz Gburek
Ewa Zaremba-Flis

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