6,175 results match your criteria Cardiac Myxoma


Ultrasound-Guided PECS II + Serratus Plane Fascial Blocks Are Associated with Reduced Opioid Consumption and Lengths of Stay for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: An Observational Retrospective Study.

Life (Basel) 2022 May 28;12(6). Epub 2022 May 28.

Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Padova, 35121 Padova, Italy.

This study tested the hypothesis that pectoralis II (PECS II) + serratus plane blocks would reduce opioid consumption and improve outcomes compared with standard practice in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. A retrospective and observational study was realized in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting of "ICLAS GVM, Istitituto Clinico Ligure Alta Specialità, (Rapallo, Italy)", including adult patients who underwent right minithoracotomy for replacement/plastic aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve or atrial myxoma resection in cardiac surgery. Seventy-eight patients were extracted by the database and divided into two groups. Read More

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Right Coronary Artery-Right Atrial Fistula in Right Atrial Myxoma: A Rare Combination.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2022 Jun 23:101161CIRCIMAGING122014097. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Department of Ultrasound, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China (Z.S., M.X.).

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A conjunctival myxoid stromal tumor (COMST) mimicking phlyctenulosis: A case report and brief review of the literature.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022 Sep 23;27:101590. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Purpose: This is a case report of a patient with a conjunctival myxoid stromal tumor (COMST), mimicking a phlyctenulosis. Tumors of the conjunctiva and cornea occupy a large spectrum ranging from benign lesions of myxoma to aggressive, life-threatening malignancies. Phlyctenulosis and phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis are hypersensitivity reactions to a foreign antigen. Read More

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September 2022

Right Ventricular Thrombus Masquerading as a Tumor.

Cureus 2022 Jun 16;14(6):e26014. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA.

Cardiac tumors are an uncommon phenomenon. Although they can be cardiac in origin, most represent a distant neoplastic growth metastasizing to the heart. Cardiac tumors can be benign or malignant. Read More

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A 20-year single community-based tertiary care center's experience with cardiac myxomas.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2022 Aug 8;41:101069. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Cardiology, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, USA.

We analyzed 54 cases of cardiac myxoma (n = 40) and non-myxoma (n = 14) diagnosed at a single community-based tertiary care center over 20 years. The data were retrospectively collected for patients between the period January 2000 and September 2020 from the hospital database. We described patient characteristics and clinical features of cardiac myxoma. Read More

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Cardiac Myxoma as a Rare Cause of an Ischemic Stroke of the Vertebrobasilar Territory in a Young Adult: A Case Report.

Cureus 2022 May 6;14(5):e24792. Epub 2022 May 6.

Neurology, Cheikh Khalifa University Hospital, Mohamed VI University of Health Sciences, Faculty, Casablanca, MAR.

An ischemic stroke is characterized by the brutal installation of a focal functional deficit. Myxomas are the most common primitive cardiac tumors. Neurological manifestations of myxomas are mostly related to cardioembolic events, either caused by a migrating fragment of the tumor or by an attached clot that got detached from the tumor This article describes the case of a 55-year-old male who presented with an ischemic stroke of the vertebrobasilar territory. Read More

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Rare report of concurrent metastasis on bilateral atrial myxoma masses.

ARYA Atheroscler 2021 Jul;17(4):1-5

School of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand AND Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran.

Background: This study simultaneously reports bilateral atrial tumor masses including the concurrent occurrence of metastatic carcinoma, consistent with metastatic breast carcinoma, on the main cardiac myxoma mass in the left atrium (LA) and metastatic carcinoma consistent with metastatic breast carcinoma for the right atrial (RA) mass.

Case Report: These masses were observed in a 79-year-old female patient who had received her pacemaker 6 months ago due to electrical conduction disease. However, no tumor/mass was found in her echocardiogram at the time of the pacemaker reception and mild chest pain and dyspnea were the only signs of her huge masses. Read More

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Prolapsing left atrial mass causing severe pulmonary hypertension in a new cardiac service in a rural hospital in Cameroon: a case report.

Pan Afr Med J 2022 11;41:196. Epub 2022 Mar 11.

Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

We report a case of a left atrial mass in a 62-year-old patient with no relevant past history. He presented with dyspnea of 1 year duration. Clinical examination revealed a blood pressure of 130/82mmHg, a heart rate of 80 beats per minute. Read More

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Surgical treatment of papillary fibroelastoma of the pulmonary valve: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2022 Jun 9;17(1):149. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Teikyo University, 2-11-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8605, Japan.

Background: Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) is a rare tumor, and especially rare when found on the pulmonary valve.

Case Presentation: We report the case of a 70-year-old woman patient with a pulmonary valve PFE diagnosed incidentally during a follow-up of aortic regurgitation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed no suggestive signs of malignant tumors, and thrombus or myxoma was initially suspected. Read More

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A Case of Dyspnea in a Patient with a Previous Coronavirus Disease Infection: Pulmonary is not always the Cause.

J Cardiovasc Echogr 2022 Jan-Mar;32(1):57-59. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Human Pathology Department, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

Myxoma is the most common benign primary tumor of the heart. Diagnosis of cardiac myxoma is difficult as it presents itself with varying nonspecific symptoms, and an echocardiography can easily diagnose it. Sometimes, it can cause cardiac syncope and thromboembolic events. Read More

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Cardiac tumors-sex-related characteristics and outcomes after surgical resection.

J Surg Oncol 2022 Jun 4. Epub 2022 Jun 4.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital Cologne, Heart Centre, Cologne, Germany.

Objectives: Cardiac tumors represent a rare and heterogeneous pathological entity, with a cumulative incidence of up to 0.02%. Gender was previously reported to influence outcomes after tumor surgery. Read More

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A Giant Right Atrial Hemangioma- Case Report.

Cureus 2022 Apr 30;14(4):e24622. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry, IND.

A primary cardiac tumor is sporadic. Most cardiac tumors are benign, with cardiac myxoma being the most common tumor. The incidence of cardiac hemangioma is extremely low. Read More

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Anaesthetic implications of right atrial myxoma in a premature infant.

Indian J Anaesth 2022 Apr 20;66(4):307-309. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Cardiac Myxoma: A Case Series and Pooled Analysis.

Front Neurol 2022 12;13:893807. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Background And Purpose: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a major life-threatening consequence of cardiac myxoma (CM) and leads to a poor prognosis. Although intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is the first-line treatment for AIS, its efficacy and safety in CM-AIS have not been established. Currently, there are only limited data from case reports. Read More

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Paradoxical embolic stroke: giant coronary aneurysms, myxoma, and PFO.

Neurol Sci 2022 May 31. Epub 2022 May 31.

Neurology Unit, Neuromotor and Rehabilitation Department, Azienda USL-IRCCS Di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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Clinicopathological features of adult right-sided cardiac masses: Analysis of 19 cases.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 May 10;77:103613. Epub 2022 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiology, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Public Health, Medical School, University Mohammed the First, Oujda, Morocco.

Background: Right sided cardiac masses are rare. The purpose of this study is to review the clinical experience and pathological characteristics of right-sided cardiac masses and to provide a prognostic analysis in our hospital.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 19 consecutive cases of right heart masses diagnosed in our institution from 2016 to February 2020. Read More

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Cardiac myxoma: benign, but deadly disease.

Med Ultrason 2022 May;24(2):248-249

Department of Pathology, Split University Hospital and University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia.

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A rare left atrial myxoma associated with multiple intracranial aneurysms.

J Card Surg 2022 May 22. Epub 2022 May 22.

Department of Echocardiography, Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital, Wuhan, China.

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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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Small intestinal myxoma presented with bowel obstruction, a rare case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Jun 14;95:107180. Epub 2022 May 14.

Department of Pathology, Medical School, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction: Myxomas are rare benign mesenchymal neoplasms and mostly occur in cardiac atrium and with lower prevalence, appear in sinonasal tract, gnathic bone, skin and joints. Benign primary tumors of the small intestine are quite unusual accounting about 3% of all the gastrointestinal tract neoplasms.

Presentation Of Case: In this report, we present a rare case of small intestinal myxoma in a 43-year-old man complicated by ileoileal intussusception causing bowel obstruction. 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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Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Cardiac Myxoma: A Case Series and Pooled Analysis.

Front Neurol 2022 18;13:877056. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Background And Purpose: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a common and life-threatening complication of patients with cardiac myxoma (CM). The role of the mechanical thrombectomy (MT) technique in CM-AIS patients remains unclear, and no guidelines exist for this population. Therefore, we conducted a case series study of MT in CM-AIS patients to investigate its safety and efficacy via a pooled analysis of published literature. 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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Right ventricular myxoma in a child causing right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

Cardiol Young 2022 Apr 22:1-3. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Ochsner Health Center for Children, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Primary cardiac tumours are uncommon in the paediatric population, accounting for fewer than 0.5% of paediatric cases of cardiac disease. Right ventricular tumours, including myxomas, are particularly rare and may be asymptomatic or demonstrate varying degrees of cardiac dysfunction based on the location and size of the tumour, inducing conduction abnormalities, syncope, embolism, and potentially, sudden death. 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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