Thomas Burdon

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  • Right atrial mass after primary repair of an atrial septal defect: Thrombus masquerading as a myxoma ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY Sheikh, A. Y., Schrepfer, S., Stein, W., West, J., Lombard, J., Burdon, T., Pinsker, B., Pelletier, M. P. 2007; 84 (5): 1742-1744


    Atrial septal defects are among the most common congenital anomalies requiring surgical repair. Thrombus formation after patch-based repair is a recognized complication, usually manifested by an embolic event. However, thromboembolic complications after primary repair of atrial septal defects are exceedingly rare. We present a 38-year-old woman found to have a right atrial mass diagnosed as a myxoma by echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging 3 years after primary atrial septal defect repair. However, final pathology revealed an organized thrombus. A review of the literature and clinical management of postoperative atrial thrombi are discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.05.065

    View details for Web of Science ID 000250782500050

    View details for PubMedID 17954102

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