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Hamartomatous malformation of the left atrium: a rare cause of recurrent transient ischemic attack.
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PMID:  23992702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Primary cardiac tumors constitute an infrequent heart pathology with a generally good prognosis. We present the case of a 45-year-old woman without a relevant medical history and with recurrent transient ischemic attacks of unknown origin. After follow-up with neurologic examination and repeated echocardiograms, an elongated mobile mass image was seen in the left atrial appendage. Surgical treatment consisted of resecting the mass by left atrial appendage excision through left atriotomy, closing with running suture. Anatomopathologic examination revealed findings compatible with a hamartomatous-like malformation. Discharged 5 days after surgery, the patient has no symptoms and does not require any drugs 1 year later.
Juan Bustamante; Omer Leal; Diego Soto de Prado; Lourdes Domínguez; Florentino Nombela; Mercedes Guijarro; Carlos Gamallo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1068-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:
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