The impact of preoperative imaging for atypical atrial myxoma locations

Daniel Edwdard Hatz, Daren Danielson, J Nilas Young, Ezra A Amsterdam

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Background: Atrial myxomas are the most common primary cardiac neoplasm. The majority (75%-80%) are located in the left atrium at the base of the foramen ovalis. Surgical removal can prevent dangerous obstructive or thromboembolic sequelae. Hypothesis: Atypically located tumors may present technical challenges requiring case-specific surgical adaptations when visualization or surrounding cardiac structures are compromised. Methods: We describe 3 cases of atypically located atrial myxomas that required preoperative transesophageal echocardiography and computed tomography to afford the optimal surgical approach. Conclusions: These cases highlight the potential need for multimodality imaging of atypically located atrial myxomas to determine the optimal technical approach for excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-493
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

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The impact of preoperative imaging for atypical atrial myxoma locations. / Edwdard Hatz, Daniel; Danielson, Daren; Young, J Nilas; Amsterdam, Ezra A.

In: Clinical Cardiology, Vol. 35, No. 8, 08.2012, p. 490-493.

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Edwdard Hatz, Daniel ; Danielson, Daren ; Young, J Nilas ; Amsterdam, Ezra A. / The impact of preoperative imaging for atypical atrial myxoma locations. In: Clinical Cardiology. 2012 ; Vol. 35, No. 8. pp. 490-493.
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