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Left atrial vascularised thrombus diagnosed by transoesophageal cross sectional echocardiography.
  1. M A Taams,
  2. E J Gussenhoven,
  3. C T Lancée
  1. Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


    This report describes a patient with a Björk-Shiley mitral valve prosthesis in whom transoesophageal cross sectional echocardiography revealed a large vascularised mass within the left atrial appendage with smoke-like opacification of blood flow in the left atrium. Transoesophageal cross sectional echocardiography gave a detailed image of the lesion which was unobtainable with precordial cross sectional echocardiography.

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