Intracardiac echocardiography-guided biopsy of intracardiac masses

Douglas S. Segar, Patrick D.V. Bourdillon, Gregory Elsner, Kenneth Kesler, Harvey Feigenbaum

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A 69-year-old man diagnosed with lung cancer had a transesophageal echocardiogram performed because of suspicion of intramyocardial tumor. The transesophageal echocardiogram confirmed the presence of both a right and left atrial mass. The lung cancer was believed to be potentially resectable if this mass did not represent tumor; therefore, biopsy of the intracardiac mass was requested. Intracardiac ultrasound was used to guide the biopsy procedure. Using intracardiac ultrasound guidance, a successful biopsy was performed that revealed the presence of tumor cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-929
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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