Unexpected pulsatile intracardiac mass

Int J Cardiol. 2009 Jun 26;135(2):e52-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.03.081. Epub 2008 Jul 11.


We present a curious pulsatile right atrial mass which we found by routine transthoracic echocardiography in an asymptomatic woman. Only consecutive section planes finally revealed the true nature of this round mass, highlighting the general statement that the ultrasonographer should never rely on a single ultrasound imaging plane for making a correct diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Echocardiography*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Pulsatile Flow