A 48-year-old woman with a history of syncope was referred from another hospital to our institution with a diagnosis of suspected left atrial myxoma. Multiplane transesophageal echocardiography with a rotational approach and subsequent three-dimensional reconstruction with dynamic display was performed. A mass in the left atrium was visualized (A). Different cut planes allowed the demonstration of the site of insertion of the tumor stalk to the interatrial septum (B). At surgery, the diagnosis of a left atrial myxoma was made and the site of its attachment to the interatrial septum confirmed (C).
The editor of Images in Cardiovascular Medicine is Hugh A. McAllister, Jr, MD, Chief, Department of Pathology, St Lukes Hospital and Texas Heart Institute, and Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.
- Received July 18, 1994.
- Accepted September 29, 1994.
- Copyright © 1995 by American Heart Association