Left atrial ball thrombus in a patient without mitral valve disease

Masashi Nagumo, Issei Kiso, Takahiko Misumi, Katsuhisa Onoguchi, Tsutomu Ito

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Abstract

We experienced a large left atrial ball thrombus in a patient without mitral valve disease. By transthoracic echocardiography the mass was appeared to be free-floating and swinging randomly in the left atrium. An urgent operation was performed successfully. Operative findings reavealed the mass to be a large ball thrombus loosely attached to atrial wall. We suggest that surgical removal is indicated as soon as possible, because of a very high risk of embolism or circulatory collapse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalTokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Left atrium
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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