JAMES I. THOMPSON, M.D.; LEON A. PHILLIPS, M.D.; KENNETH L. MELMON, M.D.
The successful removal of cardiac myxomas has stimulated much interest in the entity and in the search for reliable diagnostic techniques. The antemortem diagnosis can usually be confirmed by angiographic demonstration of an intracavitary filling defect. Although angiography is the definitive diagnostic procedure, the method has limitations.
This report presents a patient with an unexpected filling defect in the right atrium, first interpreted as a tumor, but later found to be due to a fibrous and redundant interatrial septum. We believe that this is the first such case report.
Patient L. S., a 50-year-old woman, was evaluated at
THOMPSON JI, PHILLIPS LA, MELMON KL. Pseudotumor of the Right Atrium: Report of a Case and Review of its Etiology. Ann Intern Med. ;64:665–667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-3-665
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(3):665-667.
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