Cases
70-year-old woman with left atrium mass   

History and images

Our appreciation is extended to Dr. Abdul Abid, University of Texas Medical Branch, for contributing this case.

History: A 70-year-old woman with a history of stroke was found to have a 1.5 x 1.0-cm mass in her left atrium, roughly attached to the edge of the left atrial appendage. A surgical excision was performed, and surgeons suspected the mass to be a myxoma. It was attached to the aortic valve.

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What is the most likely diagnosis?
Atrial myxoma
Papillary fibroelastoma
Cardiac rhabdomyoma
Thrombotic endocarditis

Which special or immunohistochemical stain would help with the diagnosis?
Elastic
Thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1)
Napsin-A
Desmin