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Synchronous Cardiac Myxoma and Colorectal Cancer: A Case Report

Authors
  • Ismael N. Nuño
  • Tyler Y. Kang
  • Hector Arroyo
  • Vaughn A. Starnes
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

The occurrence of synchronous but unrelated cardiac and colorectal tumors is extremely rare. We present the case of a 56-year-old man who had a left atrial cardiac myxoma that nearly obstructed the mitral valve outflow tract and an unrelated, synchronous colorectal-vesicle carcinoma that nearly obstructed the lumen of the intestine. The patient underwent emergency resection of the cardiac mass under cardiopulmonary bypass and underwent successful resection of the colorectal mass 2 weeks later. Two years after these operations, the patient is well with no recurrence of either tumor.

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