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A ventricular thrombus mimicking a tumour.
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PMID:  21886661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Primary cardiac tumours are a rare occurrence in clinical practice. Mural or pedunculated thrombi are other infrequent findings. These are usually associated with underlying heart disease, present in the left atrium or occupying aneurysms in the ventricular wall, usually the apex. The case of a 33-year-old woman with a pedunculated cardiac mass not having these latter characteristics is reported. She had experienced dyspnoea and lower extremity oedema for 3 years on referral. Echocardiography revealed a mass emerging from the interventricular septum, and a myxoma was suspected. Heart surgery was performed and the findings were a thrombus and large extent of septal and apical mural fibrosis. An endoaneurysmorraphy was performed with exclusion of fibrotic walls from the ventricular cavity.
Julio Flávio Meirelles Marchini; Alfredo Jose Rodrigues; Andre Schmidt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
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Created Date:  2011-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Clinica Medica, 2 Andar Seção de Cardiologia, Avenida Bandeirantes, 3900, Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, 14049-900, Brazil.
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