Right atrial mass following transcatheter radiofrequency ablation for recurrent atrial fibrillation: thrombus, endocarditis or mixoma?

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.343

Authors

  • Roberta Ancona Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Iceland.
  • Salvatore Comenale Pinto | salvcom@fastwebnet.it Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Pio Caso Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Vito Di Palma Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Francesca Pisacane Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Alfonso Roberto Martiniello Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Cesare Quarto Chair of Cardiac Surgery, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Italy.
  • Nicla De Rosa Pathology Unit, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Carlo Pisacane Complex Operative Unit of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
  • Raffaele Calabrò Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Italy.

Abstract

We report a case of an asymptomatic patient in whom a right atrial mass was fortuitously documented by echocardiography few months after a transcatheter radiofrequency catheter ablation for recurrent AF. No masses were seen in the cardiac chambers before the ablative procedure, raising important diagnostic and decision-making issues. The patient was referred to the surgeon and a diagnosis of right atrial myxoma was made.

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2016-01-21
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Keywords:
atrial mass, atrial myxoma, right atrial thrombus, infective endocarditis, atrial fibrillation
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Ancona, Roberta, Salvatore Comenale Pinto, Pio Caso, Vito Di Palma, Francesca Pisacane, Alfonso Roberto Martiniello, Cesare Quarto, Nicla De Rosa, Carlo Pisacane, and Raffaele Calabrò. 2016. “Right Atrial Mass Following Transcatheter Radiofrequency Ablation for Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation: Thrombus, Endocarditis or Mixoma?”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 72 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.343.

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