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Echocardiographic diagnosis of large fungal verruca attached to mitral valve.

Authors
  • R C Pasternak
  • D S Cannom
  • L S Cohen
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1976
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

In a patient with endocarditis due to Candida tropicalis echocardiograms from mitral valve vegetations were found to mimic the typical pattern of a left atrial myxoma. A mass was shown occupying the mitral orifice posterior to the anterior mitral leaflet; densities also appeared in the left atrium.Though these echocardiographic findings were consistent with the diagnosis of a left atrial myxoma, there were other distinctive differential diagnostic features. Other diagnostic possibilities must, therefore, be considered in the interpretation of echocardiograms which suggest left atrial tumour.

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