Tissue Characterization of an Unusual Right Atrial Mass by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

ISHIK C. TUNA, PAUL R. JULSRUD, ROGER L. CLICK, HENRY D. TAZELAAR, DENNIS R. BRESNAHAN, GORDON K. DANIELSON

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Abstract

In a 70-year-old man who had angina, exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia, and presyncopal symptoms, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography disclosed a large atrial mass that resembled a myxoma. Subsequent evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging identified the mass as an intracardiac lipoma attached to the posterior wall of the right atrium, a diagnosis that was confirmed by surgical intervention. Thus, the diagnostic utility of magnetic resonance imaging as an adjunct to echocardiographic evaluation of intracardiac masses was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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