Left atrial thrombus

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Increasing shortness of breath with pleuritic chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
CT

The CT demonstrates a large soft tissue density within the left atrium.  Bilateral pleural effusions and a hiatus hernia.

Case Discussion

The differential is between atrial myxoma and atrial thrombus.

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Case information

rID: 13504
Case created: 18th Apr 2011
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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