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Diagnostic accuracy of transesophageal echocardiography for detection of atrial masses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11428284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for the detection of atrial masses. The authors' own experiences with the use of TTE and TEE images in the assessment of atrial masses are reported. These masses included tumors, thrombi, and valvular vegetations. The study groups consisted of 14 consecutive patients (7 women an 7 men), age range 24-72 (mean age 56.6 < +13.4) years. Eleven patients had left atrial tumor, two patients had atrial thrombi, and one patient had vegetation in left atrium detected with TEE. Eight patients had left atrial myoma, two patients had right atrial myxoma, and one patient had right atrial leiomyosarcoma. There was no false negative and no false positive TEE diagnosis, yielding a 100% sensitivity and specificity of TEE in detecting atrial masses. TEE detected atrial masses in six (43%) patients, provided poor images in five (36%) patients, and failed to reveal atrial masses in three (21%) patients. The TEE diagnosis was confirmed by surgery and pathohistology in all patients. The ability of TEE to visualize both atria with great diagnostic accuracy makes it a very valuable procedure in the assessment of atrial masses.
Authors:
J Vincelj; Z Sutlic; B Biocina; N Nikić; Z Lajtman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Croatica : c̆asopis Hravatske akademije medicinskih znanosti     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1330-0164     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Croatica     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-28     Completed Date:  2001-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208249     Medline TA:  Acta Med Croatica     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Dubrava University Hospital and School of Medicine. jvincelj@kbd.hr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / ultrasonography
Female
Heart Atria / ultrasonography*
Heart Diseases / ultrasonography*
Heart Neoplasms / ultrasonography
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Sensitivity and Specificity
Thrombosis / ultrasonography

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