Calcified right ventricular mass and pulmonary embolism in a previously healthy young woman

Nithima Chaowalit, Joseph A. Dearani, William D. Edwards, Patricia A. Pellikka

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Abstract

A 20-year-old woman with a recent episode of pulmonary embolism was found by echocardiographic examination to have a calcified apical right ventricular intracavitary mass. She had a history of cigarette smoking and had been taking oral contraceptive pills. At age 17 years, she had sustained substantial blunt chest injury during a motor vehicle accident. The intracardiac mass was resected and represented an old calcified mural thrombus. It is postulated that its development was related to cardiac trauma. These intracavitary masses have been referred to as cardiac calcified amorphous tumors and generally represent old organized and focally calcified mural thrombus. They should be distinguished from calcified benign or malignant neoplasms of the heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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