5 Key points:
- no literature exists on this topic. The presented case demonstrates the first ever publication of deformation imaging in a patient with an intramyocardial tumor / metastasis.
- The region of the tumor most likely interferes with all components of deformation (longitudinal, radial, and circumferential).
- Until a representative case cohort study is published, I do not recommend using deformation imaging as a diagnostic tool to detect or exclude intramyocardial tumors
- 2D (B-mode) imaging with or without contrast agents has some value of detecting lage tumors
- Cardiac MRI remains te gold standard to detect and characterize intramyocardial tumors. I strongly recommend using this imaging modality for this specific purpose
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