Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 95--96

An unusual left ventricular apical mass


Erika Cavallero1, Mirko Curzi1, Sara Anna Cioccarelli1, Giulio Papalia1, Diego Ornaghi2, Renato Maria Bragato1 
1 Division of Echocardiography, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
2 Heart Surgery, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milan, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Erika Cavallero
Division of Echocardiography, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, via Manzoni - 56, 20089 Rozzano (Mi)
Italy

Left ventricular apical masses constitute a rare finding. Imaging properties together with the clinical history of the patient usually allow an etiologic definition. We report a challenging case of an ambiguous left ventricular apical mass of uncertain nature till histological examination. Points of interest were singular clinical history and echocardiographic findings, although not conclusive in hypothesis generating. Furthermore to the best of our knowledge, this is one of the rare attempt to excise a deep left ventricular mass with a mini-invasive surgical approach.


How to cite this article:
Cavallero E, Curzi M, Cioccarelli SA, Papalia G, Ornaghi D, Bragato RM. An unusual left ventricular apical mass.J Cardiovasc Echography 2014;24:95-96


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Cavallero E, Curzi M, Cioccarelli SA, Papalia G, Ornaghi D, Bragato RM. An unusual left ventricular apical mass. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Apr 18 ];24:95-96
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