Vol 58, No 3 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Left atrial tumour in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy: myxoma or thrombus? A case report

Anna Lisowska, Elżbieta Skibińska, Bogdan Galar, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk
Kardiol Pol 2003;58(3):221-223.
Vol 58, No 3 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 51-year-old male with dilated cardiomyopathy and left atrial mass detected by echocardiography is described. Differential diagnosis between thrombus and myoxoma was difficult. Anticoagulation therapy was initiated and no intra-atrial mass was detected during the control echocardiographic examination. Thus, the diagnosis of intracardiac thrombus was established ex iuvantibus. Difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of intracardiac masses are discussed.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 51-year-old male with dilated cardiomyopathy and left atrial mass detected by echocardiography is described. Differential diagnosis between thrombus and myoxoma was difficult. Anticoagulation therapy was initiated and no intra-atrial mass was detected during the control echocardiographic examination. Thus, the diagnosis of intracardiac thrombus was established ex iuvantibus. Difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of intracardiac masses are discussed.
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Keywords

intracardiac mass - thrombus - myxoma

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Title

Left atrial tumour in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy: myxoma or thrombus? A case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 58, No 3 (2003)

Pages

221-223

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;58(3):221-223.

Keywords

intracardiac mass - thrombus - myxoma

Authors

Anna Lisowska
Elżbieta Skibińska
Bogdan Galar
Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk

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