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Title: Star in the heart
Authors: Krishnamoorthy, KM
Tharakan, JA
Krishnamanohar, SR
Keywords: Cardiology
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: HEART
Citation: HEART. 90; 5; -
Abstract: In a 50 year old woman, transthoracic echocardiography showed a left atrial mass. Transoesophageal echocardiography delineated its attachment. Additionally, cystic spaces were seen arranged concentrically in the shape of a star in the centre of the tumour. Surgical excision followed. Histopathological examination confirmed myxoma with areas of haemorrhage and necrosis. This case highlights the acoustic property of myxomas in a rare and beautiful manner and emphasises the superior transoesophageal imaging of myxomas.
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