ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A left atrial calcified amorphous tumor
Mehmet Aksüt1, Oruç Alper Onk1, İlyas Sayar2, Hüsnü Değirmenci3, Didem Onk4, Vedat Erentuğ1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzincan University Training and Research Hospital, Erzincan, Turkey
2Departments of Pathology, Erzincan University Training and Research Hospital, Erzincan, Turkey
3Departments of Cardiology, Erzincan University Training and Research Hospital, Erzincan, Turkey
4Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Erzincan University Training and Research Hospital, Erzincan, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10722
In this article, we present a 82-year-old female case without any previous history of heart disease diagnosed with a hyperdense mass originating in left atrial side of the interatrial septum on echocardiography. The patient was scheduled for surgery. Left atrium was entered through the interatrial groove. The tumor was found attached to the interatrial septum. It was macroscopically creamish-yellow colored, 20x10 mm in size and solid in texture. It was totally resected from its attachments to the interatrial septum. Light microscopy showed polypoid formations with prominent papillary structures including scattered hyalinized areas and large areas of calcification. The mass was pathologically diagnosed as cardiac calcified amorphous tumor. She was discharged under medical treatment on seventh day after surgery.
Keywords : Calcified amorphous tumor; left atrium; surgery
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