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A huge and asymptomatic aortic aneurysm mimicking intra-cardiac tumor
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  • Nan-Chun Wu,
  • Jhih-Yuan Shih,
  • Bor-Chih Cheng,
  • Zhih-Cherng Chen,
  • Wei-Ting Chang
Nan-Chun Wu
Chi Mei Medical Center
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Jhih-Yuan Shih
Chi Mei Medical Center
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Bor-Chih Cheng
Chi Mei Medical Center
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Zhih-Cherng Chen
Chi Mei Medical Center
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Wei-Ting Chang
Chi Mei Medical Center
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Abstract

Despite sinus valsalva aneurysm of a well-known pathology, its presence as a cardiac tumor with the RA compression is rare. A 64-year-old man was accidentally identified with a cardiac tumor during the survey of atrial fibrillation. The initial echocardiography and chest computed tomography (CT) displayed a huge mass at right atrium. Surprisingly, the operative findings diagnosed a sinus valsava aneurysm. This case highlights the diagnostic challenges of a huge sinus valsava aneurysm which mimics an intra-cardiac tumor.