Transesophageal echocardiographic recognition of infiltrative cardiac sarcoma mimicking mitral stenosis

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Abstract

Primary cardiac sarcomas are very rare. Infiltrative cardiac tumors may be difficult to diagnose by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) only. Herein, we report a case of primary unclassified cardiac sarcoma with clinical and echocardiographic manifestations of mitral stenosis (MS). The tumor was not identified by TTE preoperatively because of its diffuse infiltration of the left atrial wall and both mitral leaflets without protruding mass, and was only discovered by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). This report alerts clinicians that TEE is a necessary adjunctive tool to facilitate the correct diagnosis in patients with obscure etiologies of mitral valve diseases especially when they will receive surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume22
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 1

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Mitral Valve Stenosis
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Sarcoma
Echocardiography
Heart Neoplasms
Mitral Valve
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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