The “Broad Beans in Pod Sign” of echocardiography for myocardial infiltration of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

  • Hyungseop KimEmail author
  • In-Cheol Kim
  • Sang-Woong Choi
Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound



Hyungseop Kim, In-Cheol Kim, and Sang-Woong Choi declare that they have no grant or funding.

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Conflict of interest

Hyungseop Kim, In-Cheol Kim, and Sang-Woong Choi declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human rights statements

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later revisions.

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Waived for the patient’s death.


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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal MedicineKeimyung University Dongsan Medical CenterDaeguRepublic of Korea

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