ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical treatment of a calcified amorphous tumor originating from left atrium
Mehtap Eroğlu1, Muhammet Bozgüney2, Tamer Eroğlu3, Burak Açıkgöz4
1Department of Pathology, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesi Faculty of Medicine, Niğde, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesi Faculty of Medicine, Niğde, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2019.17573
Calcified amorphous tumor is a non-neoplastic tumor or intracavitary cardiac mass which is rarely seen in heart. It is frequently associated with left ventricle and mitral valve. Clinical symptoms varies from asymptomatic status to serious neurological and cardiopulmonary symptoms. Imaging studies such as echocardiography, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging can reveal the mass preoperatively, although the exact diagnosis is done by pathological inspection of the specimen. Follow-up is recommended by echocardiography after surgical treatment due to its recurrence potential. Herein, we present a mass attached to the mitral valve posterior leaflet causing rather silent symptoms such as dyspnea and fatigue on exertion.
Keywords : Calcified amorphous tumor, diagnosis, surgical treatment
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