Preoperative identification of intraatrial tumor is uncommon. A 23-year-old woman presented with local recurrence and pulmonary metastases after previous resection of a clavicular sarcoma. Evaluation by computed tomography revealed bilateral pulmonary masses. Due to the size and proximal location, magnetic resonance imaging and transesophageal echocardiography were performed, revealing a large intraatrial mass. She then underwent staged surgical excision without intraoperative complications. We summarize this case and review risk factors for intracardiac extension and prevention of tumor emboli.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine