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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-53

An Unusual Left Atrial Mass in a Woman with Active Breast Cancer and Recent Cardiothoracic Surgery


1 Cardiology and Arrhythmology Clinic, University Hospital, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
2 Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Unit, Villa Serena Hospital, Jesi, Italy
3 School of Cardiology, Bari University, Bari, Italy
4 Cardiac Surgery Unit, University Hospital, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

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Dr. Giuseppe Ciliberti
Cardiology and Arrhythmology Clinic, University Hospital, Marche Polytechnic University, Via Conca 71, 60126 Ancona
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_61_17

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Atrial masses are rare and more often localized in the right atrium. They are usually detected incidentally, and the leading causes are tumors, thrombi, or infective vegetations. However, normal structures and artifacts (“pseudomasses”) should also be considered in differential diagnosis, especially after cardiac and/or aortic surgery. We present a case of an unusual left atrial image observed on transthoracic echocardiography in an 83-year-old woman after an intervention of open-chest ascending aorta replacement and myocardial revascularization.


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