Utilizing three-dimensional echocardiography in cardioscopic left ventricular myxoma resection.

Abstract

A 31-year-old female presented with right-sided stroke symptoms. She was found to have a left ventricular (LV) mass on transthoracic echocardiogram. Subsequent transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) with concurrent three-dimensional (3D) imaging revealed a 2-cm mobile mass, suspicious for a myxoma, attached to the anteroseptal LV wall. Given the size and location of the mass seen on the 3D images, the cardiothoracic surgeons chose to avoid resection via aortotomy or ventriculotomy and instead performed video-assisted cardioscopic resection of the LV mass via left atriotomy. The mass was successfully removed, and pathology confirmed that it was a myxoma.

DOI: 10.1111/echo.12032

Cite this paper

@article{Nijmeh2013UtilizingTE, title={Utilizing three-dimensional echocardiography in cardioscopic left ventricular myxoma resection.}, author={George Nijmeh and Antone J . Tatooles and Allan B Zelinger}, journal={Echocardiography}, year={2013}, volume={30 2}, pages={E44-6} }