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Type: Journal article
Title: Massive hiatus hernia mimicking a left atrial mass
Author: Lim, H.
Leong, D.
Alasady, M.
Citation: Heart Lung and Circulation, 2013; 22(10):875-876
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1443-9506
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Han S. Lim, Darryl P. Leong and Muayad Alasady
Abstract: Echocardiography is the investigational tool of choice for identifying cardiac masses. However, extracardiac masses may lead to a misdiagnosis. We present a unique case of a massive hiatus hernia in a 93 year old woman, compressing on the left atrium, mimicking a left atrial mass. Echocardiographic features suggestive of a hiatus hernia are discussed.
Keywords: Hiatus hernia
Left atrial mass
Description: Available online 28 January 2013
Rights: © 2013 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.01.001
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