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Accurate Localization and Echocardiographic-Pathologic Correlation of Tricuspid Valve Angiolipoma by Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Source : Echocardiography, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Volume 26, Issue 10, p.1228 - 1231 (2009)

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Keywords : lipoma, myxoma, right atrial mass, transesophageal echocardiography

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : C. V. T. S, General Medicine

Year : 2009

Abstract : Angiolipoma (angiolipohamartoma) of the tricuspid valve (TV) is a rare tumor which may be occasionally misdiagnosed as right atrial (RA) myxoma. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provides accurate information regarding the size, shape, mobility as well as site of attachment of RA tumors and is a superior modality as compared to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Correct diagnosis of RA tumors has therapeutic significance and guides management of patients, as myxomas are generally more aggressively managed than lipomas. We describe a rare case of a pedunculated angiolipoma of the TV which was misdiagnosed as RA myxoma on TTE and discuss the echocardiographic-pathologic correlates of the tumor as well as its accurate localization by TEE. (ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, Volume 26, November 2009)

Cite this Research Publication : Misra S, Sinha PK, Koshy T, Sandhyamani S, Parija C, Gopal K. Accurate localization and echocardiographic-pathologic correlation of tricuspid valve angiolipoma by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2009;26(10):1228-1231. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.00997.x.

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