Calcified right atrial myxoma in an adolescent

Weiss, S. L.; Russell, H. M.; Lay, A.; Backer, C. L.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2011 Jul 1; 2(3):523-5

Abstract

Images are presented of a 14-year-old patient with chest pain discovered to have a calcified mass overlying the cardiac silhouette on lateral chest radiograph. Further imaging led to a diagnosis of a right atrial myxoma, which was surgically excised. While cardiac neoplasms are typically diagnosed with advanced imaging, the tendency for myxomas to calcify may allow for detection on plain radiographs.

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