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We describe a rare case of a large mediastinal germ cell tumor detected by modified views of transthoracic echocardiography. CT scanning and histological findings after tumor resection confirmed diagnosis. This case demonstrates the clinical importance of echocardiography in diagnosis of extra-cardiac masses.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.ijcard.2004.01.044

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cardiol

Publication Date

11/05/2005

Volume

101

Pages

159 - 161

Keywords

Adult, Echocardiography, Humans, Male, Mediastinal Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal