Cardiac myxoma metastasizing to the brain. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1990 Feb;72(2):295-8. doi: 10.3171/jns.1990.72.2.0295.


A 55-year-old man, who had previously had a left atrial myxoma excised, developed recurrent hematomas of the left occipital lobe. Microscopic examination revealed the presence of metastatic myxoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Heart Atria
  • Heart Neoplasms*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myxoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Myxoma / secondary*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed