The lab and radiology tests done show that the woman was suffering from myxoma, which is a benign heart tumor
that grows in the left atrium.
Atrial myxomas were the most prevalent heart tumor
found during pathological studies.
However, they are the third most common heart tumor
after myxomas and lipomas, and they are the most frequent primary tumor of the heart valves.
Death occurred 2 weeks postoperatively, secondary to massive GI bleeding and complications from the heart tumor
that contributed to an embolic stroke.
Key words: Heart tumor
, pathology, echocardiography, myxoma, benign tumor, malignant tumor
Indeed, malignant heart tumors
, known as rhabdomyosarcomas, are extremely rare.
Atrial myxomas are the most common primary heart tumors
in all age groups accounting for one-third to one-half of cases at postmortem and for about three quarter of tumors treated surgically .
Background: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a well-established method for detecting and diagnosing heart tumors
The differential diagnosis includes other heart tumors
such as myxoma or lipoma, vegetation, thrombus formation, calcification and Lambl's excrescences.
They examined neurologic complications related to cardiac catheterization exams, balloon angioplasties, ablation therapies for heart rhythm disorders, heart bypass surgeries, thoracic aortic surgeries, surgeries for congenital heart disease, cardiac valve surgeries, heart transplants, surgeries for heart tumors
and procedures to close a hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale.
A: Heart tumors
occur infrequently, and most are benign.
Authors Abuhamad (obstetrics and gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School) and Chaoui (obstetrics and gynecology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics Center, Germany), cover a wide range of topics, including: congenital heart defects and their genetic aspects, color Doppler in fetal echocardiography, coarctation of the aorta and interrupted aortic arch, complete and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, fetal cardopmyopathies and fetal heart tumors
, and more.