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Heart. 2000 Apr;83(4):E6.

Cystic tumour of the atrioventricular nodal region: report of a case successfully treated with surgery.

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  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yorkshire Heart Centre, The General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK.


A case is reported of a 59 year old woman who presented with palpitations. Electrocardiographic studies revealed atrial fibrillation and atrioventricular block. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a right atrial cystic mass attached to the interatrial septum. The patient underwent surgical excision of the mass. Histopathological findings were of a cystic tumour of the atrioventricular nodal region. This is the second report of this condition diagnosed antemortem and treated successfully with surgical excision.

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