Three dimensional echocardiographic imaging of multiple recurrent myxomas
We report a case of a recurrence of 5 cardiac myxomas in both atria with atypical anatomical features difficult to image. Although a multimodality imaging was performed, three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) was the only technique able to correctly identify all the recurrences and the anatomical characteristics of the myxomas. MRI detected the blood supply of the mass but even after careful review was able to identify only 4 of the 5 lesions. Even though it was already reported the usefulness of 3DE to better delineate the site of attachment of cardiac tumors, it was never reported its sensibility in the setting of multiple myxomas; this case highlights the ability of the 3DE in this challenging scenario and its potential for being considered the key adjunctive modality for the anatomy when advanced surgical plan is required.
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