Residual Left Atrial Mass After Myxoma Removal: Should We Go Back On Pump?

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This is a case of a 73 YO female who underwent a minimally invasive left atrial mass removal and closure of L atrial appendage for atrial myxoma. After successful myxoma removal and successful weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass, a new hyperechoic mass was seen on TEE. The decision was made to go back onto cardiopulmonary bypass and convert to open sternotomy. We will discuss the removal of atrial myxomas, minimally invasive versus sternotomy approaches to cardiac surgery, and the limitations of echocardiography in diagnosis.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 21-25, 2022.