Infected biatrial myxoma: Transesophageal echocardiography-guided surgical resection

Lewis J. Kaplan, Darryl S. Weiman, William Vandecker, Alexis B. Sokil, Glenn 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
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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