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Multimodality Imaging of Giant Prolapsing Left Atrial Myxoma

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Rey P. Vivo ,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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Selim R. Krim,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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Jeffrey D. Dela Cruz,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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Mahesh Ramchandani,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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Dipan J. Shah,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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Stephen H. Little,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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William A. Zoghbi

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Through a case of a very large left atrial myxoma diagnosed in a 53-year-old woman, we feature the complementary value of multimodality imaging. Two-dimensional echocardiography continues to be the principal imaging modality for intracardiac masses due to its accessibility and ability to provide basic information on mass morphology, position, and mobility. Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography offers more precise assessment of tumor size and attachment. Cardiac magnetic resonance allows superior tissue characterization, particularly important in differentiating a myxoma from a thrombus. Appropriate use of these various non-invasive imaging modalities is a safe and comprehensive preoperative diagnostic approach for patients with intracardiac masses.

How to Cite: 1. Vivo RP, Krim SR, Dela Cruz JD, et al.. Multimodality Imaging of Giant Prolapsing Left Atrial Myxoma. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2010;6(2):40-42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.205
Published on 01 Apr 2010.
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