Left atrial myxoma attached to the anterior mitral leaflet with symptoms suggestive of infective endocarditis

Erdoes, Gabor; Reineke, David; Basciani, Reto; Carrel, Thierry; Eberle, Balthasar (2010). Left atrial myxoma attached to the anterior mitral leaflet with symptoms suggestive of infective endocarditis. European journal of echocardiography, 11(3), E8. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/ejechocard/jep192

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The case of a 55-year-old woman is presented, whose clinical signs were initially suggestive of infective endocarditis. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) provided the diagnosis of a large left atrial myxoma attached to the anterior mitral leaflet. Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) confirmed preoperative findings and assisted the surgical team in the assessment of tumour size, area of attachment, and mobility. Following tumour resection, TEE demonstrated residual moderate mitral valve regurgitation, which resulted in a change of surgical strategy. This report reinforces the importance of intraoperative TEE to facilitate and optimize surgical and anaesthesiological management of patients presenting with non-specific cardiorespiratory symptoms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Erdös, Gabor; Reineke, David Christian; Basciani, Reto Marco; Carrel, Thierry and Eberle, Balthasar

ISSN:

1525-2167

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:07

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ejechocard/jep192

PubMed ID:

19959532

Web of Science ID:

000276525000006

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92 (FactScience: 195734)

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