Ockham's razor or Hickam's dictum: A right atrial mass following excision of left atrial myxoma

Yigal Abramowitz*, Gidon Perlman, Eli Levy, Ronen Beeri, Tova Chajek-Shaul, David Leibowitz

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Abstract

We report a case of a 54-year-old man presenting with a right atrial mass 7 months after undergoing a left atrial myxoma excision surgery. The differential diagnosis included recurrent myxoma or thrombus. The patient underwent repeat open sternotomy on cardiopulmonary bypass. Histopathological evaluation of the mass revealed an organizing thrombus. This report is, to our knowledge, the first that demonstrates right atrial thrombus shortly following excision of left atrial myxoma.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)415-416
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atrial mass
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Excision
  • Thrombus

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