TITLE

Prolapsing left atrial myxoma: preoperative diagnosis using a multimodal imaging approach with magnetic resonance imaging and real-time three-dimensional echocardiography

AUTHOR(S)
Butz, T.; Scholtz, W.; Körfer, J.; Maleszka, A.; Jategaonkar, S.; Meissner, A.; Trappe, H.J.; Körfer, R.; Horstkotte, D.; Kleikamp, G.; Faber, L.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
European Journal of Echocardiography;May2008, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p430
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) is a new promising technique for the evaluation of intracardiac masses. We present the diagnostic work-up using a multimodal-imaging approach in a 74-year-old patient with a prolapsing tumour in the left atrium suggestive of a myxoma, causing severe congestive heart failure attributable to dynamic left ventricular inflow obstruction, and mimicking severe mitral valve stenosis. Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography allowed to accurately image the entire volume of the myxoma, and to analyse the dynamic left ventricular inflow obstruction. The size of the lobulated mass as assessed by RT3DE was 65 × 25 × 22 mm.
ACCESSION #
44406667

 

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