Atrial myxoma

Case contributed by Annette Johnstone


Presenting with crescendo TIAs, this was confirmed on MRI and the clinical team were asked to consider a systemic cause for the emboli.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Large mass originating from the roof / anterior wall of the left atrium with irregular outline.

Case Discussion

This patient presented with crescendo TIAs. Carotid artery imaging was negative and ECHO confirmed a mass within the left atrium.  Cardiac CT was performed to look for co-existing coronary artery disease in this patient as well as delineate the left atrial mass prior to surgery. 

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