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Incidental finding of a bubble-shaped mass during coronary angiography

EuroIntervention 2017;12:2032. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-16-00412

First Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

An 84-year-old man with a history of hypertension, smoking, and diabetes mellitus was admitted to our institution with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed multivessel coronary disease. To our surprise, a large bubble-shaped mass was found in projection LAO 7, CAU 36 (Panel A). We performed a chest X-ray that visualised the presence of a mass lying under the diaphragm (Panel B). An abdominal X-ray revealed a calcified shaded area measuring ca. 60 mm in the left supra-abdominal space (Panel C). Subsequently, abdominal ultrasonography was carried out; no abnormalities were shown. Finally, computed tomography of the abdomen confirmed that the mass ...

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