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J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2011 Oct;4(4):518-20. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.86651.

A large left atrial myxoma detected in emergency department using bedside transthoracic echocardiography.

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Departments of Emergency Medicine and Cardiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman.


We present a case of a 55-year-old woman with episodes of recurrent pulmonary edema that was diagnosed to have a large left atrial myxoma using bedside transthoracic echocardiography. This case illustrates the importance of a screening focused ultrasound examination of involved systems by emergency physicians in detecting causes for emergency clinical presentations.


Echocardiography; emergency department; emergency physicians; left atrial myxoma; pulmonary edema; ultrasound

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