Left Atrial Mass in a Patient With Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

2 Cardiovascular Reserch Center, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

3 Cardiosurgery Department, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

4 Pathology Department, Imam Hosein Hospital, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Abstract

Rheumatic mitral stenosis is common in developing countries. The left atrium, due to its large size, is prone to thrombus formation, and the presence of a large mass is more suggestive of a clot. Myxomas are some of the most common benign heart tumors; however, they have been reported rarely in rheumatic mitral stenosis. Here, we describe a patient with mitral stenosis who presented with a large left atrial mass, which was ultimately diagnosed as a tumor. (Iranian Heart Journal 2021; 22(1): 106-108)

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