High-quality imaging of a left atrial tumour using real-time two-dimensional echocardiography. A case report

B. S. Lewis, M. G. Stein, N. Agathangelou e., J. B. Barlow

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Abstract

A patient with a large left atrial mass is described in whom real-time two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography provided images of exceptionally high quality. The mass was pedunculated, attached to the lower interatrial septum, appeared jelly-like in consistency and prolapsed into the mitral orifice during diastole. These features are characteristic of a left atrial myxoma. The importance of real-time 2-D echocardiography in the diagnosis of atrial tumours, and especially that of the subxiphoid view, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume61
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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    Lewis, B. S., Stein, M. G., Agathangelou e., N., & Barlow, J. B. (1982). High-quality imaging of a left atrial tumour using real-time two-dimensional echocardiography. A case report. South African Medical Journal, 61(5), 165-167.