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Giant pedunculated thrombus with normal left ventricular systolic function mimicking myxoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21198822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 74-year-old woman with a history of essential thrombocythemia was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit because of atypical chest pain. The transthoracic echocardiogram showed normal left ventricular (LV) diameter and preserved regional and global systolic function. A pedunculated mobile mass measuring 25 mm × 14 mm was visualized in the LV cavity, attached to the midanterior wall. Because of the typical echocardiographic appearance, a myxoma was suspected. The patient evolved with left hemiparesis and negative T-waves in the electrocardiogram. Left ventriculotomy with excision of the ventricular mass was performed. Histopathological examination revealed an organized thrombus. (Echocardiography 2011;28:E31-E33).
Norberto G Allende; Fernando Sokn; Raúl Borracci; Arnaldo Milani; Ana Kusselevski; Jesus Camilletti; Jorge Trongé; Perelmuter Hector
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E31-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Clínica IMA, Adrogué, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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