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Left ventricular thrombus sans overt cardiac pathology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12902125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 25-year-old man presenting with peripheral and cerebral emboli was incidentally detected as having a left ventricular mass on two-dimensional echocardiographic examination of the heart. In absence of any obvious structural heart disease or hypercoagulable state, the mass was presumptively diagnosed as left ventricular myxoma. The patient was operated on, and histopathology revealed the mass to be a thrombus. The cause and pathogenesis of the left ventricular thrombus, differential diagnosis, and management are discussed. The rarity of the case is highlighted.
Om P Yadava; Sumit Yadav; Saurabh Juneja; Vijay K Chopra; Rajeev Passey; Rajen Ghadiok
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-06     Completed Date:  2003-09-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Dharma Vira Heart Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Diseases / diagnosis,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / pathology
Myxoma / diagnosis,  surgery*
Risk Assessment
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome

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