The prevalence of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is very common in the Middle East; however, myocardial involvement is among the most infrequent manifestations of extrapulmonary TB. We present an asymptomatic young adult who was incidentally found to have a large right atrial tuberculoma, diagnosed by non-invasive cardiac imaging and effectively treated with standard first-line anti-TB treatment, steroids, and anticoagulation. This case is a classical presentation of nodular myocardial involvement of TB, highlighting advantages of advanced imaging, e.g., cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and multidisciplinary treatment.
Alqurashi, Moayad M.; Alsaileek, Ahmed; Alenazi, Thamer H.; Alhaijani, Basel M.; and Aljizeeri, Ahmed
"A vanishing cardiac mass,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 33
, Article 17.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1287
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