Cardiac Wegener's Granulomatosis Masquerading as Left Atrial Myxoma

Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Apr;75(4):1321-3. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(02)04662-3.


A 56-year-old woman was referred with mitral regurgitation, left ventricular dysfunction, and a sessile mass on the anterior leaflet of her mitral valve. The initial impression from echocardiography was that she had a left atrial myxoma. At operation, we found an intense inflammatory process diagnosed as Wegener's granulomatosis. It also involved the aortic valve and contiguous myocardium.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / diagnosis*
  • Heart Atria
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Myxoma / diagnosis*