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Recurrence of left atrial myxoma mimicking a mitral annuloplasty ring thrombosis.

Authors
  • Guner, Ahmet1
  • Bayram, Zubeyde2
  • Rabus, Murat B3
  • Kalkan, Semih2
  • Aguş, Hicaz Z1
  • Ozkan, Mehmet2, 4
  • 1 Department of Cardiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 2 Department of Cardiology, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 4 School of Health Sciences, Ardahan University, Ardahan, Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Dec 03, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jocs.14391
PMID: 31794111
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
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Abstract

Cardiac myxomas (CM) is by far the most common type of primary cardiac neoplasm that commonly arise within the left atria and is composed of primitive connective tissue cells and stroma. Despite the benign nature, the CMs are often surgically removed because they can lead to severe complications. Large, thin, and hypermobile forms are unusual. The frequency of recurrence is about 22% for complex forms and 12% for other familial forms and 1% to 3% for sporadic myxomas, which seldom recur after surgery. Although transesophageal echocardiography shows usually accurate imaging capabilities to detect the myxoma, further imaging methods including computed tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography may be useful to diagnosis for it. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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