Selim Aydın, Fırat Hüsnü Altın, Yücesin İsmail Arslan, Aybanu Gökçen Tuygun, Fikri Yapıcı

Keywords: Schwannoma, cardiac tumor; transesophageal echocardiography


Schwannoma of the heart is considered as the most rare tumor in non-myxomatous tumors of the heart. A 64 year-old male was admitted with the complaint of dyspnea for 1 year. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe degenerative mitral insufficiency. Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mass in the left atrium. Complete resection of the tumor and mitral ring annuloplasty was performed. Histopathology showed a benign schwannoma. Schwannomas ar one of the cardiac massess which may be encountered in patinets undergoing open heart surgery due to other cardiac pathologies.