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February 1971

Budd-Chiari Syndrome Caused by a Right Atrial Tumor

Author Affiliations

New York

From the departments of medicine (Dr. Feingold), cardiovascular surgery (Dr. Litwak), pathology (Dr. Geller), and radiology (Dr. Baron), Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(2):292-295. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310140120017

An unusual, previously unreported, and correctable cause of the Budd-Chiari syndrome was found to be a right atrial tumor. Because of the possibility of a primary intracardiac tumor which might be resectable, the patient underwent open-heart surgery, at which time the tumor was removed and found to be metastatic. It is important to look for potentially surgically correctable and curable types of lesions.

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