The case of the disappearing myxoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a case demonstrating the utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the diagnosis of a cardiac mass. A 70-year-old female who presented with chest pressure and left sided jaw pain was found to have a cardiac mass on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography that was diagnosed as an atrial myxoma. A cardiac magnetic resonance test determined the mass to be more consistent with a thrombus than a myxoma through a stepwise approach using multiple pulse sequences. Thus, unwarranted and potentially risky thoracic surgery was avoided by the incorporation of a systematic evaluation by cardiac MRI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heitner, JF; Klem, I; Alexander, K; Thomson, L; Meine, TJ; Patel, MR; Haq, SA; Shah, DJ; Kim, RJ

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 841 - 843

PubMed ID

  • 16353446

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6647

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10976640500288156


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England