Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 40, Issue 8, pp 1759–1760 | Cite as

Herniated Liver Mimicking Right Atrial Mass

  • Kurath-Koller StefanEmail author
  • Grangl Gernot
  • Koestenberger Martin
  • Riccabona Michael
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In a newborn that underwent surgery due to omphalocele, postoperative echocardiography revealed an accidental finding of a right atrial (RA) mass. Echocardiography prior to surgery was inconspicuous. Applying color Doppler, a pulsatile flow exiting the mass could be depicted and a tubular structure lancing through the mass. Thrombus formation was suspected. However, sonographic tissue texture of this formation equaled liver tissue. Abdominal ultrasound revealed protrusion of hepatic tissue through a diaphragmatic hernia indenting the RA mimicking a thrombus.


Cardiac mass Pediatric Thrombus Omphalocele Liver 



Four-chamber view


Central venous catheter


Magnetic resonance imaging


Right atrium




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All the authors declare no conflict of interest and no relationship with industry. All the authors disclose any prior presentation of study data as an abstract or poster.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsMedical University GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of RadiologyMedical University GrazGrazAustria

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