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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-71

Right ventricular mass: A tumor or thrombus


Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

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Atoosheh Rohani
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449X.183525

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Cardiac mass is always challenging, specially in the right side of the heart that should raise suspicion of a malignancy. A 15-year-old poor growth and poor weight gain girl with dyspnea was examined in the emergency room. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large homogeneous mass in the RV apex which disappeared one week after intravenous heparin therapy. A trial of anticoagulation should be considered when the differential diagnosis is difficult and thrombus is a possibility.


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