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Fragmentation of a right atrial myxoma presenting as a pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10625833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report here a tricky case of right atrial myxoma with a pulmonary localization mimicking pulmonary thromboembolism. The diagnosis on imaging investigation was delayed because of its atypical appearance. This case report emphasizes the leading role of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in the management of this condition. In autopsy series, the incidence of primary tumors of the heart is evaluated at 0.0017% to 0.19%.(1) Nearly half of them are myxoma.(1, 2) Myxoma are more frequently observed in adults and are commonly localized in the left atrium. Signs and symptoms are comparable to those arising in other cardiovascular and systemic conditions, including variable cardiac murmur, uneasiness, blackout, systemic embolism, cardiac insufficiency, lasting fever, or sudden death.(3) Rare cases of pulmonary embolism have been described. We report here an atypical case of right atrial myxoma with a pulmonary localization mimicking pulmonary embolus.
Authors:
M Idir; N Oysel; J P Guibaud; E Labouyrie; R Roudaut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-17     Completed Date:  2000-02-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Service de Cardiologie Médicale, Pessac, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Female
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / ultrasonography*
Humans
Myxoma / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Embolism / ultrasonography*

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