Cardiac Wegener's granulomatosis masquerading as left atrial myxoma

Anne Herbst, Mary T. Padilla, Anil R. Prasad, Monty C. Morales, Jack G. Copeland

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A 56-year-old woman was referred with mitral regurgitation, left ventricular dysfunction, and a sessile mass on the anterior leaflet of her mitral valve. The initial impression from echocardiography was that she had a left atrial myxoma. At operation, we found an intense inflammatory process diagnosed as Wegener's granulomatosis. It also involved the aortic valve and contiguous myocardium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1321-1323
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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