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A rare cardiac mass

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 23 May 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:e078072
  1. Hassan Ali, medical registrar,
  2. Osama Gasimmalla, cardiology consultant
  1. Department of Cardiology, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside, UK
  1. Correspondence to: H Ali hasn.ali77{at}

A new systolic heart murmur was identified in a woman in her mid-60s during a preoperative assessment (fig 1). She had completed a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy for rectal cancer (stage T4b N1b M0), followed by uncomplicated elective robotic low anterior …

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