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JCDR. 2013; 4(1): 68-70

Unusual presentation of a culture-positive right atrial mass

Smita Sarma, Navin Kumar, Sunil Sharma, Manish Bansal, Ravi R. Kasliwal, Yatin Mehta,Naresh Trehan.


We report a patient with a mass in the right atrium which led to pulmonary embolism. Postoperatively
the mass was identified as a tuberculoma and it was culture-positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Patient responded to modified antitubercular treatment and discharged from hospital in satisfactory

Key words: Antemortem diagnosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis Myocardial tuberculosis Right atrial tuberculoma

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