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South Med J. 1999 Oct;92(10):1019-22.

Biatrial myxoma resembling an interatrial clot in transit on echocardiogram.

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Division of Cardiology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, USA.


A 47-year-old man had an embolic stroke. Transesophageal echocardiography showed biatrial, elongated, mobile masses that appeared interconnected via a patent foramen ovale. Echocardiography did not distinguish between an interatrial clot in transit and an atypical biatrial myxoma. Surgical resection and subsequent histopathologic examination identified the mass as a biatrial myxoma. This case identifies a limitation of echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiac myxoma.

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