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Left Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

1Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

2Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 5, 122-125
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-5-5
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

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Ghulam Murtaza, Saad Ullah, Sujeen Adhikari, Aneesh Kuruvilla. Left Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(5):122-125. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-5-5.

Correspondence to: Saad  Ullah, Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA. Email: sullah@conemaugh.org

Abstract

Primary cardiac tumors are an infrequent cause of symptoms mimicking valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction defects and pulmonary disease. The rarity of this condition can lead to significant delay and cause patient distress. Here, we present a case of an unusual prolapsing left atrial myxoma in a 61-year-old female who presented with several months of dyspnea.  The patient endorsed weight loss and night sweats during this period and treatment with antibiotics and steroids for pulmonary symptoms had not provided relief. Seven months after her initial presentation, an echocardiogram was performed revealing a 2.85 x 5.44 cm left atrial mass on the interatrial septum. The mass was resected by cardiothoracic surgery with complete resolution of her symptoms.

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