Huge left atrial thrombus infected with aspergillusfumigatus

Emrullah Kiziltunc, Gulten Aydogdu Tacoy, Zeynep Sahika Aki, Selcuk Ozkan

Abstract


Twenty three year old man with Hodgkin lymphoma had a resistant fever although treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to explain the origin of the fever and a huge mass was detected in the left atrium. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was performed and reported as intracardiac thrombus. Patient was referred to surgery. Culture of the surgical material favored to Aspergillus fumigates. Voriconazole treatment was started and patient recovered. The authors report overlapping two different clinical situations, intracardiac thrombus and fungal infective endocarditis.


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International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

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