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Research: Herniated Liver Mimicking Right Atrial Mass.


Research: Herniated Liver Mimicking Right Atrial Mass.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Dec;40(8):1759-1760. doi: 10.1007/s00246-019-02186-0. Epub 2019 Aug 22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31440767

Herniated Liver Mimicking Right Atrial Mass.

Stefan KK1Gernot G2Martin K2Michael R3.

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In a newborn that underwent surgery due to omphalocele, postoperative echocardiography revealed an accidental finding of a right atrial (RA) mass. Echocardiography prior to surgery was inconspicuous. Applying color Doppler, a pulsatile flow exiting the mass could be depicted and a tubular structure lancing through the mass. Thrombus formation was suspected. However, sonographic tissue texture of this formation equaled liver tissue. Abdominal ultrasound revealed protrusion of hepatic tissue through a diaphragmatic hernia indenting the RA mimicking a thrombus.


Cardiac mass; Liver; Omphalocele; Pediatric; ThrombusPMID: 31440767 DOI: 10.1007/s00246-019-02186-0[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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