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Cardiac tumour in a patient with rheumatic heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22693195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 45-year-old female known to suffer from rheumatic heart disease (RHD), presented with breathlessness of 1 year duration. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed significant mitral and aortic valve disease mandating double valve replacement. In addition, an unusual finding in the form of a well-defined, densely calcified intramyocardial left ventricular mass was noted on echocardiography. The nature and extent of the mass was assessed by additional imaging modalities. Patient underwent excision of the mass followed by double valve replacement. Histopathology was consistent with cardiac calcific amorphous tumour (CAT). An unusual occurrence of CAT in a patient with RHD is presented herein. This rare tumour has not been previously described in patients with RHD.
Rajiv Ananthakrishna; Manjunath C Nanjappa; Giridhar Kamalapurkar; Prabhavathi Bhat; Arunkumar Panneerselvam; Naveen Chander; Dhanalakshmi Chandrasekaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-13     Completed Date:  2013-04-29     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Neoplasms / complications*
Middle Aged
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications*

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