Right Atrial Mass Mimicking a Myxoma as a First Presentation of Antiphospholipid Syndrome

  • Nael Al-Sarraf Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Diseases Hospital, Kuwait
  • Abouelmakarem Abdelmoaty Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Diseases Hospital, Kuwait
  • Sameh Abu alam Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Diseases Hospital, Kuwait
  • Jamal Al-Fadhli Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Diseases Hospital, Kuwait
Keywords: atrial thrombus, antiphospholipid syndrome, pulmonary embolism, thrombocytopenia.

Abstract

Antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by recurrent spontaneous abortion, recurrent arterial/venous thrombosis, and thrombocytopenia. The presentation of an atrial mass mimicking a myxoma in this syndrome is exceedingly rare, leading to misdiagnosing of the condition and further risking recurrence due to lack of anticoagulation. In this report, we present such a case that was mistakenly thought to be a myxoma.

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Published
2019-10-24
How to Cite
Al-Sarraf, N., Abdelmoaty, A., Abu alam, S., & Al-Fadhli, J. (2019). Right Atrial Mass Mimicking a Myxoma as a First Presentation of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. The Heart Surgery Forum, 22(6), E445-E447. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2579
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