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Surgical resection of multiple right atrial masses in a child with β thalassaemia and receiving desferioxamine
  1. M West,
  2. G A Malik,
  3. J C S Pollock
  1. sdmwest{at}

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A 14 year old boy was referred for surgical treatment of multiple right atrial masses. At the time of referral he was asymptomatic. His right atrial masses (T) had been discovered incidentally on a routine chest x ray (middle panel) some five months before his referral. He had been diagnosed as having β thalassaemia at the age of 2 years and had a splenectomy at 13 years of age. His medications included penicillin, vitamin …

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