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Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Heart

Mari Tomiyama, MD; Satoshi Nakatani, MD; Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, MD; Chikao Yutani, MD; and Masakazu Yamagishi, MD
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From National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka 565-8565, Japan.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(5):351-352. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-147-5-200709040-00023
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Figure. Initial transesophageal echocardiogram showing the mass at the atrioventricular septum, extending to both tricuspid and the mitral valves. Histologic examination of biopsy tissue showing the mass composed of plasma cell and lymphocyte infiltration beside cardiac muscle (hematoxylin–eosin stain; original magnification, ×20 [ ] and ×200 [ ]). Transesophageal echocardiogram after 8 months of steroid therapy, showing a significant reduction in the mass size.
Transesophageal echocardiograms and histology of the mass. A.B.topbottomC.
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