Successful Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Using Transesophageal Echocardiography in a Patient with a Left Atrial Myxoma

Tomohiro Harada, Eiji Ohtaki, Tetsuya Sumiyoshi, Saichi Hosoda
2001 Japanese Heart Journal  
Two-dimensional echocardiography can provide intracardiac images. However, the cross-sectional images require mental reconstruction to understand a three-dimensional intracardiac structure. It is sometimes hard for inexperienced echocardiographers to engage in reconstruction. Thus, three-dimensional echocardiography is potentially beneficial because these images can provide extra information without mental reconstruction. Herein we demonstrate three-dimensional reconstruction using
more » ... al echocardiography in a patient with a left atrial myxoma. It contributed to clarifying the surgical considerations, including whether the tumor was adhering to the left atrium or the mitral valve. (Jpn Heart J 2001; 42: 789-792)
doi:10.1536/jhj.42.789 pmid:11933928 fatcat:xwb2fpbil5fh7glp63xtqkl2pi