Massive Hiatus Hernia Mimicking a Left Atrial Mass Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Echocardiography is the investigational tool of choice for identifying cardiac masses. However, extracardiac masses may lead to a misdiagnosis. We present a unique case of a massive hiatus hernia in a 93 year-old woman, compressing on the left atrium, mimicking a left atrial mass. Echocardiographic features suggestive of a hiatus hernia are discussed.

publication date

  • October 2013