Cardiac leiomyomatosis misdiagnosed initially as submissive pulmonary embolism: a rare case report
  • Abdulmajeed Faleh Alosail
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia; Department of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Type A aortic dissection, Bentall procedure, atypical symptoms


This case report presents a rare case of cardiac leiomyomatosis misdiagnosed initially as submassive pulmonary embolism in a 39-year-old woman. The patient presented with syncope and hypotension, leading to an initial diagnosis of submassive pulmonary embolism. However, further investigations revealed a right-sided heart mass on echocardiogram. Surgical intervention was carried out, and the patient’s condition was successfully managed. This case emphasizes the importance of considering rare cardiac tumours in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.



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    Published: 2023-11-20
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 12 (view)

    How to cite:
    Alosail AF. Cardiac leiomyomatosis misdiagnosed initially as submissive pulmonary embolism: a rare case report. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_004173.