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      Left Ventricular Thrombus in Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia

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          A 40-year-old white male with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia presented to our institution with symptoms of fever, rash and pleuropericardial pain. A two-dimensional echocardiogram revealed a pedunculated left ventricular mass which simulated a left ventricular myxoma. Left ventricular wall motion and coronary arteries were normal on preoperative angiography. The mass was surgically removed and found to be fibrin thrombus. A mild chronic inflammatory infiltrate was present in the base of the thrombus. The formation of thrombus in the left ventricle was ascribed to spontaneous aggregation of platelets and myocarditis of unknown cause.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1987
          1987
          11 November 2008
          : 74
          : 1
          : 53-57
          Affiliations
          Sections of Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Pathology, Wood Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisc., USA
          Article
          174175 Cardiology 1987;74:53–57
          10.1159/000174175
          3815454
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
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