Differential diagnosis of a left atrial mass: role of three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography

Hellenic J Cardiol. Nov-Dec 2010;51(6):546-8.

Abstract

We describe an 81-year-old woman with an episode of loss of consciousness and a mass inside the left atrium. We demonstrate the added value of three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography in the differential diagnosis of the cardiac masses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional*
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Atria*
  • Heart Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*