Manuel Felipe Cáceres-AcostaCES University, Colombia
Title: Mass in transit in the right ventricle: tumor vs thrombus?
Echodense images in the right ventricle (RV) have a wide spectrum of diagnoses, mainly tumors or thrombi. We present the case of a 31-year-old woman in whom an echodense mass in transit in RV suggestive of thrombus was incidentally diagnosed. Venous thromboembolic disease was ruled-out. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the echocardiographic diagnosis. The surgery showed new over old thrombus, and she received indefinite oral anticoagulation. This case illustrates how multimodality in cardiovascular imaging allows accurate assessment of RV masses. The evidence of a thrombus in the RV forces the clinician to rule out mainly immune and hematological diseases.
Manuel Caceres completed his specialization in Internal Medicine at the University of Cauca at the age of 30 and his fellowship in Clinical Cardiology at the age of 33 at the CES University, Colombia. He is the leader of the Cardiovascular line of the health research group (GIS) of the University of Cauca, Colombia. He has published 15 articles and cited 33 times; his h-index is 3. He has been a peer reviewer of material for scientific publication in reputable local journals.