Vol 59, No 9 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Abscess of the mitral annulus mimicking left atrial tumour - case report

Urszula Czubek, Wiesława Piwowarska, Nader Massri, Z. Hyła, R. Pfitzner
Kardiol Pol 2003;59(9):240-242.
Vol 59, No 9 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 70-year-old female with hypertension, atrial fibrillation and angina pectoris, admitted to the hospital due to echocardiographically detected left atrial tumour, is presented. Differential diagnosis included thrombus, myxoma, infectious or neoplastic tumour. The patients 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

Abstract: A case of a 70-year-old female with hypertension, atrial fibrillation and angina pectoris, admitted to the hospital due to echocardiographically detected left atrial tumour, is presented. Differential diagnosis included thrombus, myxoma, infectious or neoplastic tumour. The patients 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 - atrial fibrillation - chronic endocarditis

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Title

Abscess of the mitral annulus mimicking left atrial tumour - case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 59, No 9 (2003)

Pages

240-242

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;59(9):240-242.

Keywords

left atrial tumour - atrial fibrillation - chronic endocarditis

Authors

Urszula Czubek
Wiesława Piwowarska
Nader Massri
Z. Hyła
R. Pfitzner

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