|Author||Misra, Satyajeet ♦ Sinha, P. K. ♦ Koshy, Thomas ♦ Sandhyamani, S. ♦ Parija, C. ♦ Gopal, Kirun|
|Source||Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology|
|Publisher||Echocardiography-a Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases|
|Subject Domain (in MeSH)||Cardiovascular System ♦ Anatomy ♦ Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases|
|Abstract||Angiolipoma (angiolipohamartoma) of the tricuspid valve (TV) is a rare tumor which may be occasionally misdiagnosed as right atrial (RA) myxoma. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provides accurate information regarding the size, shape, mobility as well as site of attachment of RA tumors and is a superior modality as compared to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Correct diagnosis of RA tumors has therapeutic significance and guides management of patients, as myxomas are generally more aggressively managed than lipomas. We describe a rare case of a pedunculated angiolipoma of the TV which was misdiagnosed as RA myxoma on TTE and discuss the echocardiographic-pathologic correlates of the tumor as well as its accurate localization by TEE. (ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, Volume 26, November 2009).|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Educational Framework||Medical Council of India (MCI)|
|Journal||ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES|
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