JOE R. WISE, M.D.
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To the editor: In their communication, "Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Atrial Tumor" (Ann Intern Med 71:785-787, 1969) Drs. Popp and Harrison included a frame of cineangiogram film which did not demonstrate the myxoma within the left atrium. They implied that the angiogram in these cases was of little diagnostic value. However, if biplane angiography is done, the lateral view (Figure 1A) will frequently demonstrate the tumor when the posterioranterior (Figure 1B) does not.
The experience at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, since 1954 includes nine patients with left atrial myxoma, in all of whom the diagnosis was established
WISE JR. Atrial Myxoma and Angiocardiography. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:756–757. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-756_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):756-757.
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