Contralateral recurrence of atrial myxoma - case report and review of the literature

Images Paediatr Cardiol. 2001 Jul;3(3):3-9.


Cardiac myxomas are the most frequent cardiac tumors, and they have the capability for recurrence years after resection, in the same or in different cardiac chambers. Hence, follow-up is important. Contralateral recurrences of myxoma are uncommon. We report a 7 year old boy who had a right atrial myxoma resected, and who had recurrent myxoma in the left atrium. The literature regarding such recurrence is reviewed.

Keywords: Cardiac Myxoma; Contralateral Recurrence.