Echocardiographic diagnosis of a left atrial myxoma found attached to the free left atrial wall

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The echocardiographic diagnosis of a left atrial myxoma is described. This was later confirmed by cardiac catheterization and the tumor removed at operation. The myxoma was found to arise from the free left atrial wall and no such case diagnosed by echocardiography has previously been reported. The possibility of false negative and false positive echocardiographic findings is discussed. Echocardiography is an accurate, atraumatic, and rapid diagnostic technique which can be used as a simple screening procedure in cardiac evaluations. Copyright © 1973 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, ML; Sieker, HO; Behar, VS; Whalen, RE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1973

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 81

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0096

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-2751

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jcu.1870010116

Citation Source

  • Scopus