Title

Prominent crista terminalis appearing as a right atrial mass on transthorasic echocardiogram

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2002

Publication Title

American Journal of Echocardiography

Volume

15

Issue

7

First page number:

753

Last page number:

755

Abstract

The crista terminalis is a fibromuscular ridge formed by the junction of the sinus venosus and primitive right atrium. In these case reports, transthoracic echocardiography suggested the presence of a right atrial mass. However, subsequent transesophageal echocardiography revealed that the “right atrial mass” was actually a prominent crista terminalis. An understanding of the anatomy and the echocardiographic appearance of a prominent crista terminalis will minimize the misdiagnosis of this structure.

Keywords

Blood-vessels; Cardiovascular system; Diagnosis; Diagnostic errors; Heart; Heart—Diseases; Heart--Diseases—Diagnosis; Stress echocardiography

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Cardiovascular System | Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1067/mje.2002.119163

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