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Cardiovascular Ultrasound

, 9:23

First Online: 24 August 2011Received: 29 April 2011Accepted: 24 August 2011

Abstract

A 71-year-old woman presented with a right adnexal solid mass invading the right gonadal vein and inferior vena cava up to the hepatic veins revealed by CT and confirmed by MRI. A thin-walled cyst and a solid mass were unexpectedly found in the right atrium by transesophageal echocardiography TEE in the operating room. Using color Doppler and air bubbles as contrast material a circumscribed cyst was confirmed and localized close to the IVC. The cyst was connected to the mass in the inferior vena cava. The tumor, including the cyst, was removed without using cardiopulmonary bypass and described as a low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, a rare slowly growing tumor. This is the first TEE description of endometrial stromal sarcoma manifesting as a right atrial cyst.

Keywordsright atrial mass intracardial cyst low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1476-7120-9-23 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Cristina L Wood - James SederbergII - Paul Russ - Tamas Seres

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1476-7120-9-23







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