PINEDE L, DUHAUT P, LOIRE R--Clinical presentation of left atrial cardiac myxoma
A distinctive, heritable tumor with special associations, including cardiac myxoma
and the Cushing syndrome.
Symptoms from a cardiac myxoma
are more pronounced when the myxomas are left-sided, racemosus, and over 5 cm in diameter .
We reported a large left atrial cardiac myxoma
and paradoxical pulmonary emboli to the upper lobe of the left lung from a patent large foramen ovale subsequently.
Treatment of cardiac myxoma
is by surgical resection via median sternotomy and is generally curative.
The diagnosis of Carney complex requires 2 manifestations of the following: typical mucocutaneous pigmentation, cardiac myxoma
, breast myxomatosis or adenoma, endocrine overactivity, testicular tumors, schwannoma, and pituitary adenoma.
Central Nervous System Manifestations of Cardiac Myxoma
Cardiology evaluation including echocardiogram was done to rule out cardiac myxoma
The data also shows that cardiac myxoma
occur predominantly in females who comprise approximately two thirds of all studied myxoma cases (6).
Totally thoracoscopic surgical resection of cardiac myxoma
in 12 patients.
In one of them ischemic stroke was secondary to arrhythmic ischemic heart disease, in 5 it was related with various cardiac failures, such as, congenital heart disease (n=1), cardiac myxoma
(n=1), cyanotic CHD with atrial fibrillation like heart rhythm disorder (n=3).
Vascular endothelial growth factor is an autocrine growth factor for cardiac myxoma