The current report describes a case of a primary cardiac lymphoma. For early and appropriate treatment of a cardiac mass it is not only important to determine its localization and extension but also to differentiate between malignant and benign lesions. This report demonstrates that not only transthoracic echocardiography but also the other different forms of echocardiography such as transesophageal echocardiography, as well as contrast and intracardiac echocardiography, are useful tools in the diagnostic workup of cardiac masses.

Cardiac mass, Contrast echocardiography, Echocardiography, HIV, Primary cardiac lymphoma
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euje.2005.02.002, hdl.handle.net/1765/63922
European Journal of Echocardiography
Department of Cardiology

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