Year : 2014 | Volume
: 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 6-
Left atrial and left atrial appendage mass diagnosed by cardiac imaging: A case report
Marija Kotevska-Angjushev1, Menka Lazarevska2
1 Cardiology Department, “8th of September” City Hospital, Skopje, Macedonia
2 University Clinic of Radiology, Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
Introduction: Left atrial thrombi are present in one third of patients with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation. A left atrial mass can be diagnosed as a thrombus by transthoracic echocardiography in the presence of the predisposing factors for a thrombus such as mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation. The sensitivity of transthoracic echocardiography for detecting left atrial appendage thrombi is low, and only a few case reports have been described in the literature.
Case Presentation: This report describes the case of a 65-year-old female with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis and chronic atrial fibrillation presenting with congestive heart failure. This patient was shown, by means of transthoracic echocardiography, to have a large immobile left atrium cavity mass (6.5 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm) and a large left atrial appendage mass (1.7 cm) identified as a thrombus. Contrast computed tomography of the chest confirmed the diagnosis.
Conclusions: Transthoracic echocardiography was sufficient to establish the diagnosis and to decide its management.
Cardiology Department, “8th of September” City Hospital, Skopje
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Kotevska-Angjushev M, Lazarevska M. Left atrial and left atrial appendage mass diagnosed by cardiac imaging: A case report.Arch Cardiovasc Imaging 2014;2:6-6
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Kotevska-Angjushev M, Lazarevska M. Left atrial and left atrial appendage mass diagnosed by cardiac imaging: A case report. Arch Cardiovasc Imaging [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];2:6-6
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