Calcified Right Atrial Myxoma in an Adolescent

Scott L. Weiss, Hyde M. Russell, Amy Lay, Carl L. Backer

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Images are presented of a 14-year-old patient with chest pain discovered to have a calcified mass overlying the cardiac silhouette on lateral chest radiograph. Further imaging led to a diagnosis of a right atrial myxoma, which was surgically excised. While cardiac neoplasms are typically diagnosed with advanced imaging, the tendency for myxomas to calcify may allow for detection on plain radiographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • atrium
  • calcification
  • cardiac tumor
  • imaging (all modalities)
  • myxoma
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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