Echocardiographic study of left atrial myxoma

Dalal, J. J. ; Vengsarkar, A. S. ; Kinare, Suman G. ; Nair, K. G. (1979) Echocardiographic study of left atrial myxoma Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 25 (4). pp. 225-229. ISSN 0022-3859

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Four cases of left atrial myxoma were diagnosed pre-operatively by echocardiography. All cases showed characteristic echocardio­graphic features of variegated shadows behind the mitral valve in diastole and within the left atrium in systole. In two cases the my­xomas were surgically removed and confirmed on histology. In one case the post-operative echocardiogram showed complete dis­appearance of the abnormal shadows. Echocardiography is the most reliable method today for the diagnosis of a myxoma.

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