Limitations of Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Left Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report

Vopat, Richard L.; Alpen, Martin A.; Flaker, Greg C.; Curtis, Jack J.; Webel, Richard R.; Sanfelippo, John F.
July 1986
Angiology;Jul1986, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p547
Academic Journal
The classical echocardiographic features of left atrial myxoma are quite distinctive but do not comprise the full spectrum of abnormalities encountered. This case demonstrates atypical echocardiographic features of left atrial myxoma that initially obscured the correct diagnosis. Our findings underscore the potential limitations of echocardiography in the diagnosis of left atrial myxoma.


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