Vol 18, No 5 (2011)
Case Reports
Published online: 2011-09-21

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Right atrial tuberculoma: A diagnosis too late

Harris A. Ngow, W.M.N. Wan Khairina
Cardiol J 2011;18(5):560-563.


Solitary intra-cardiac cavity tuberculoma is extremely rare and often only diagnosed during a post-mortem. We report a case of right atrial tuberculoma causing right atrial outflow tract obstruction in an immune-compromised man. The diagnosis of cardiac tuberculoma was made through the detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA by tuberculosis-polymerase chain reaction in the pericardial fluid. The patient succumbed five days after admission but an autopsy was refused by his family.
(Cardiol J 2011; 18, 5: 560–563)

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