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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2013; 4(1):68-70
    Clinical Case Reports Based Study | doi:10.1016/j.jcdr.2013.02.009

    Unusual presentation of a culture-positive right atrial mass

    Authors:

    Smita Sarma a,*, Navin Kumar a, Sunil Sharma a, Manish Bansal b, Ravi R. Kasliwal c, Yatin Mehta d, Naresh Trehan e

    a Department of Microbiology, Medanta e The Medicity, Gurgaon, India

    b Department of Cardiology, Medanta e The Medicity, Gurgaon, India

    c Department of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta e The Medicity, Gurgaon, India

    d Department of Critical Care, Medanta e The Medicity, Gurgaon, India

    e Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medanta e The Medicity, Gurgaon, India

    Abstract:

    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 condition.

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