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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 225-229  

Echocardiographic study of left atrial myxoma

JJ Dalal, AS Vengsarkar, Suman G Kinare, KG Nair 
 Departments of Cardiology and Pathology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012, India

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J J Dalal
Departments of Cardiology and Pathology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012
India

Four cases of left atrial myxoma were diagnosed pre-operatively by echocardiography. All cases showed characteristic echocardio­graphic features of variegated shadows behind the mitral valve in diastole and within the left atrium in systole. In two cases the my­xomas were surgically removed and confirmed on histology. In one case the post-operative echocardiogram showed complete dis­appearance of the abnormal shadows. Echocardiography is the most reliable method today for the diagnosis of a myxoma.


How to cite this article:
Dalal J J, Vengsarkar A S, Kinare SG, Nair K G. Echocardiographic study of left atrial myxoma.J Postgrad Med 1979;25:225-229


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Dalal J J, Vengsarkar A S, Kinare SG, Nair K G. Echocardiographic study of left atrial myxoma. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1979 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];25:225-229
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