Stroke and recurrent peripheral embolism in left atrial myxoma

Acta Cardiol. 2010 Feb;65(1):101-3. doi: 10.2143/AC.65.1.2045899.

Abstract

Primary cardiac tumours are uncommon, with an estimated incidence between 0.0017% and 0.19%. Cardiac myxoma is a rare cause of cerebrovascular disease, especially in children. This case report emphasizes the importance of cardiac evaluation, especially echocardiographic examination in cases with stroke and peripheral embolism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Embolism / diagnosis
  • Embolism / etiology*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Atria
  • Heart Neoplasms / complications*
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Heart Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Myxoma / complications*
  • Myxoma / diagnosis
  • Myxoma / surgery
  • Neoplastic Cells, Circulating*
  • Recurrence