LEFT ATRIAL MYXOMA WITH ATYPICAL CLINICAL PRESENTATION


KURT T., ÖZCAN S., Temiz A., Ozbudak E., GAZİ E., Sacar M.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.30, no.5, pp.1087-1090, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1087-1090

Abstract

Myxoma is the most commonly seen primary cardiac tumour, with an incidence of 80-90% in the left atrium, followed by the right atrium and ventricle. Patients with atrial myxomas present with intracardiac obstruction, embolization to the pulmonary and systemic circulation, or constitutional symptoms. Hepatomegaly and increase of the liver transaminases levels involvement in myxomas are rare, has been described to cause hepatic insufficiency.