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Transseptal biopsy of a left atrial mass with 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic guidance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23109774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 31-year-old man presented with a large cardiac mass that originated from the basal posterior left atrial wall and occupied most of the dilated atrium. Minimally invasive studies yielded inconclusive results, but the patient was considered at high risk for an open cardiac biopsy due to the size of the mass. To establish a tissue diagnosis for definitive treatment, we performed a transseptal cardiac biopsy guided by 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. We thereby determined that the mass was a primary left atrial sarcoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report concerning the use of 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography for biopsy of a left atrial mass.
Kumar Satya; Gerardo Kalife; Joseph Navarijo; Abdi Rasekh; James M Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  2013-04-10     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  707-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / methods*
Coronary Angiography
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Heart Atria / pathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*,  ultrasonography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Predictive Value of Tests
Sarcoma / pathology*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*

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