4,142 results match your criteria Atrial Myxoma


Cardiac angiosarcoma: a case report of a young female with pulmonary metastasis.

Egypt Heart J 2022 May 21;74(1):40. Epub 2022 May 21.

Clinical Research Development Center, Taleghani and Imam Ali Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Background: Angiosarcoma is a malignant rare tumor that originates from vascular endothelial cells that cover lymphatic or blood vessels. Cardiac angiosarcoma is the most prevalent sarcoma entail the heart. It has low incidence rate and poor prognosis. Read More

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Excision of large right atrial myxoma through a right mini thoracotomy.

J Surg Case Rep 2022 May 17;2022(5):rjac182. Epub 2022 May 17.

Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Cardiac myxoma is the most common primary benign cardiac tumor in adults and right atrial myxoma is a rare observation. We report a case of a 56-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea and diagnosed with a right atrial myxoma. Urgent operation through a right mini thoracotomy was done and myxoma was completely excised. Read More

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Cardiac myxomas: A narrative review.

World J Cardiol 2022 Apr;14(4):206-219

Department of Cardiology, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh.

Cardiac myxomas are common primary neoplasms of the heart. They are biologically benign but "functionally malignant" because of the potential for embolization. They arise most commonly from the left atrium, but no chambers of the heart are immune. Read More

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A unique and atypical presentation of heart failure secondary to incidental left atrial myxoma in a patient post gynecological surgery.

J Cardiol Cases 2022 May 20;25(5):289-291. Epub 2021 Dec 20.

Section of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Primary tumors of the heart are rare where nearly half of the benign cardiac masses are myxomas. Clinical features of myxoma are determined by their location, size, and mobility. Most patients present with one or more of the triad of embolism, intracardiac obstruction, and constitutional symptoms. Read More

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Excision of Gigantic Left Atrial Myxoma.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2022 May 14. Epub 2022 May 14.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, (CT, USA).

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Mitral regurgitation indirectly caused by giant left atrial myxoma: a case report.

J Surg Case Rep 2022 May 5;2022(5):rjac208. Epub 2022 May 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan.

Cardiac myxoma is a benign primary cardiac tumor. Herein, we report a case of mitral regurgitation due to annular dilatation caused by giant left atrial myxoma. The transthoracic echocardiogram performed in a 65-year-old man who suffered from worsening exertional dyspnea detected a large mass of 81 × 31 mm in the left atrium, causing functional severe mitral stenosis. Read More

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Myxofibrosarcoma or myxoma: malignant transformation or misdiagnosis.

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 May 11;38(3):290-293. Epub 2022 Jan 11.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health, Kolkata, India.

Inadequate excision, seeding, multicentricity and malignancy are often ascribed for recurrence of atrial myxomas. Differentiation between benign myxomas and malignant myxofibrosarcomas can be challenging, and a high index of clinical suspicion and vimentin staining on immunohistochemistry is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Early recurrence is common in these patients and completeness of excision is the key. Read More

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Massive atrial myxoma presenting with unexplained haemoptysis.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 Apr 29;15(4). Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Cardiac myxomas are scarce and their clinical manifestations can often be misdiagnosed or confused with other medical conditions. However, early diagnosis and surgical resection can prevent devastating complications of myxomas.We herein describe a case of a huge left atrial myxoma of a female patient in her late 30s. Read More

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Mysterious Left Atrial Mass in a Patient With Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

Cureus 2022 Mar 16;14(3):e23238. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Cardiology, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, USA.

Cardiac tumors (CTs) are a rare group of disorders that encompass a broad set of masses. They are subclassified into neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions. Neoplastic lesions can be further subdivided into either primary cardiac tumors (PCTs) or secondary cardiac tumors (SCTs) which are metastasis to the heart. Read More

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A Case Report on the Incidental Diagnosis of a Left Atrial Myxoma in a Patient Presenting With Right Shoulder Pain and Inter-scapular Back Pain.

Cureus 2022 Mar 15;14(3):e23187. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Acute Internal Medicine, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, GBR.

Primary cardiac tumors are rare, and myxoma is a rare benign primary cardiac tumor in adults, commonly found within the left atrium. The presentation can vary from patients being asymptomatic to pulmonary embolism or stroke. Smaller atrial myxomas are usually asymptomatic, however, larger ones can cause symptoms such as dyspnea, orthopnea, cough, peripheral edema, palpitations, and fatigue. Read More

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Pulmonary valve myxoma requiring pulmonary valve replacement: a case report.

Surg Case Rep 2022 Apr 14;8(1):68. Epub 2022 Apr 14.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Fukui, 910-1193, Japan.

Background: Most cardiac myxomas occur in the atria. Myxomas arising from the heart valves are rare, and there are only a few reports of myxomas arising from the pulmonary valve. Complete resection and prevention of embolization at the time of the first surgery are important to prevent the recurrence of myxomas. Read More

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Surgical treatment of primary cardiac tumors: 20-year single center experience.

Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol 2022 Mar 24;19(1):36-40. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

Introduction: Primary cardiac tumors are a rare condition presenting with a variety of symptoms. The outcomes of their surgical treatment in the modern era from central Europe have not been recently reported.

Aim: To evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of the cardiac tumor operations at our department throughout the last 20 years. Read More

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Large left atrial thrombus resection in a patient in sinus rhythm without mitral valve disease: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Mar 30;94:107000. Epub 2022 Mar 30.

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Narita Red Cross Hospital, 90-1, Ida-Cho, Narita City 286-8523, Chiba, Japan.

Introduction: Left atrial (LA) ball thrombi are often associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and mitral valve disease (MVD). Differentiating between thrombi and LA tumors can be challenging.

Presentation Of A Case: A 63-year-old man with a prior mesh insertion for abdominal incisional hernia was admitted with fever. Read More

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Fast growth rate of a right atrial myxoma.

Einstein (Sao Paulo) 2022 25;20:eRC6478. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Faculdade Evangélica Mackenzie do Paraná , Curitiba , PR , Brazil .

Primary cardiac tumors are rare, with an incidence between 0.0017 and 0.19%, and are asymptomatic in up to 72% of cases. Read More

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Giant left atrial myxoma with mitral valve orifice obstruction.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2022 Mar 8;6(3):ytac103. Epub 2022 Mar 8.

Cardiology Department, The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5AN, UK.

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Infarto cerebral embólico como complicación perioperatoria de un mixoma auricular.

Cir Cir 2022 ;90(2):248-250

Servicio de Cirugía Cardiovascular, Cardiocentro Ernesto Che Guevara, Villa Clara, Cuba.

Perioperative stroke is one of the complications that can occur during the surgical procedure and up to 30 days after it. A 52-year-old woman with no neurological symptoms and a diagnosis of intracardiac mass. She underwent cardiac surgery with resection of the tumor that was compatible with atrial myxoma. Read More

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Severe hyponatraemia in a patient with a large left atrial myxoma: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2022 Mar 15;6(3):ytac111. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK.

Background: Atrial myxomas (AMs) are the most commonly encountered cardiac tumours. They can be genetically inherited and are commonly found in the left atrium. They usually present with dyspnoea, syncopal episodes, heart failure from mitral valve obstruction, and constitutional symptoms including weight loss, fatigue, and fever. Read More

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Primary Cardiac Triple-Hit Lymphoma.

Int Heart J 2022 Mar 15;63(2):411-415. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital Angeles del Carmen.

Cardiac double-hit and triple-hit lymphomas (DHLs, THLs) are rare; in fact, studies examining both DHL and THL remain scarce. THL with cardiac involvement constitutes a rare disease with few cases reported so far. Thus, in this study, we report the case of a 67-year-old woman who presented with initial symptoms of pulmonary embolism. Read More

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Repeated discomfort leading to a diagnosis of a voluminous right atrial myxoma in an adolescent patient: a case report.

Pan Afr Med J 2022 11;41:25. Epub 2022 Jan 11.

Department of Pediatrics, Hospital of Sens, Sens, France.

Myxoma of the right atrium is rare, especially at young age. We report a voluminous right atrial myxoma in an adolescent admitted to the general pediatric ward for recurrent discomfort with deterioration of general condition, dyspnea and systemic inflammation. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed an intra-cardiac tumor 7. Read More

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Incidentally Detected Asymptomatic Cardiac Myxoma in a Patient With COVID-19.

Clin Med Insights Case Rep 2022 9;15:11795476221083115. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tehran, Iran.

Primary cardiac tumors, such as myxomas, are rare. About 75% of myxomas occur in the left atrium of the heart. Myxomas can have a broad clinical spectrum. Read More

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A variant of Takotsubo syndrome concomitant with left atrial myxoma.

Clin Case Rep 2022 Mar 3;10(3):e05529. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Hiroshima City Asa Hospital Hiroshima Japan.

We treated an 80-year-old Japanese woman who had Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) concomitant with a left atrial (LA) tumor. Left ventriculography revealed a variant of TTS. In cardiac surgery, the LA mass was successfully resected without embolism, with the pathological diagnosis of myxoma. Read More

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Prolapsing giant right atrial myxoma in a young male presenting as pulmonary embolism.

Echocardiography 2022 04 12;39(4):645-646. Epub 2022 Mar 12.

Department of Cardiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

A 22-year male presented with complaints of dyspnea. Multimodality imaging revealed a polypoidal right atrial mass with submassive pulmonary embolism. The patient underwent urgent surgery. Read More

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Chronic migraine with aura as a neurologic manifestation of an atrial myxoma - A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Mar 7;92:106894. Epub 2022 Mar 7.

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, Richmond, VA, United States of America. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Atrial myxomas account for more than half of all cardiac tumors. While the symptoms of these are many, the most prominent among them being migraines, heart failure, dyspnea, and chest pain thereby making a diagnosis all the more difficult.

Case Presentation: A 53-year-old woman presented with a recent onset of headaches with aura. Read More

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[Surgery for a Massive Left Atrial Myxoma, Four Hours after a Thrombectomy for a Cerebral Embolism:Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2022 Mar;75(3):217-220

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center, Amagasaki, Japan.

A 48-year-old female patient was transferred with dysarthria and left-sided hemiplegia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed occlusion of the first branch of the right middle cerebral artery, for which an emergency thrombectomy was successfully performed within 2 hours of patient's initial symptoms. Postoperatively, transthoracic echocardiography revealed a massive mobile left atrial mass, measuring approximately 65×30 mm, a part of which moved in and out of the mitral valve without significant mitral regurgitation. Read More

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Delayed multiple intracranial aneurysms caused by left atrial myxoma: a case report and literature review.

Transl Pediatr 2022 Jan;11(1):149-156

Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong Institute of Neuroimmunology, Shandong Key Laboratory of Rheumatic Disease and Translational Medicine, Jinan, China.

Intracranial aneurysm may appear even after the removal of the cardiac myxoma. However, the pathogenesis and treatment of such aneurysm lesions are not clear. The study aimed to explore the clinical and imaging manifestation, hypothetical pathogenesis, and therapy in one case of left atrial myxoma causing multiple intracranial aneurysms. Read More

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January 2022

Atrial myxoma.

Med Clin (Barc) 2022 May 1;158(10):501. Epub 2022 Mar 1.

Department of Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Portugal.

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An enormous right atrial myxoma highlights the role of echocardiography in heart failure pathways: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2022 Feb 28;6(2):ytac042. Epub 2022 Jan 28.

Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Background: Myxomata are rare, benign, primary tumours of the heart which can present with a variety of symptoms depending on size, location, and mobility. Here, we report a case of enormous right atrial myxoma, obliterating the right atrial and right ventricular cavities presenting with symptoms of heart failure.

Case Summary: A 66-year-old Caucasian female presented to primary care with symptoms of right heart failure and was found to have elevated N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide of 2829 ng/L (normal value <125 ng/L). Read More

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February 2022

Pathological Laughter Prodromal to a Stroke of the Head of the Left Caudate Nucleus.

Case Rep Neurol 2022 Jan-Apr;14(1):1-4. Epub 2022 Jan 13.

Neurosciences Division, UMass Medical School, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

A 38-year-old right-handed female with a past history of intermittent painful rash, dizzy spells, and chronic daily headaches as well as episodic migraines experienced an episode of transient involuntary pathological laughter, right arm weakness, and expressive dysphasia. She was found on MRI to have multiple strokes in multiple vascular distributions, including one in the head of the left caudate. A cardiac ECHO found an atrial myxoma, with extensive evaluation for other causes of stroke unrevealing. Read More

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January 2022

Cardiac Myxoma among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery in a Tertiary Care Center: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Study.

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2022 Feb 15;60(246):111-115. Epub 2022 Feb 15.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Introduction: Heart neoplasms are rare tumors. Myxoma is the commonest primary benign tumor of the heart presenting with features of obstruction, arrhythmia, and embolism. Surgical excision of the tumor is the gold standard of treatment. Read More

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February 2022

A Case Presentation Based on Incidental Diagnosis of Atrial Myxoma in a Patient Presenting With Atrial Fibrillation and Suspected Carney Complex.

Cureus 2022 Jan 12;14(1):e21157. Epub 2022 Jan 12.

Internal Medicine and Diabetes and Endocrinology, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals National Health Services Trust, London, GBR.

We present the case of a 54-year-old lady who presented to hospital with palpitations and was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response. She was given intravenous metoprolol 5 mg initially followed by a further 5 mg and was commenced on bisoprolol 2.5 mg once daily. Read More

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January 2022