Long-term remission after resection, chemotherapy, and irradiation of a metastatic myxoma

Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Nov;66(5):1791-2. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(98)00917-5.


Malignant local or metastatic myxomatous tumors of the heart are rare and sometimes present with an unpredictable outcome. The present report demonstrates an unusual case of left atrial myxoma with a rather strange distribution of metastases that had long-term remission after combined surgical resection, chemotherapy, and irradiation of cerebral and pulmonary metastases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Heart Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myxoma / therapy*
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Remission Induction / methods