Infected biatrial myxoma: Transesophageal echocardiography-guided surgical resection

Lewis J. Kaplan, Darryl S. Weiman, William Vandecker, Alexis B. Sokil, Glenn J.R. Whitman

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We identified a biatrial myxoma using transesophageal echocardiography whose right atrial component was missed with conventional transthoracic techniques. Identifying the biatrial component directs a safer approach to right heart catheterization. Infected biatrial myxomas are both rare and successfully managed using prolonged intravenous antibiotic therapy followed by resection. Atrial septal defects created during the resection of an infected myxoma may be safely repaired using a prosthetic patch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-488
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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