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Atrial myxomas grow faster than we think.
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PMID:  20545988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The finding of a cardiac myxoma usually implies immediate consequent surgical excision to prevent embolic events. Reports with documented growth rate are therefore very rare, and the actual growth rate remains a controversial issue. We report the growth of a left atrial myxoma in an asymptomatic 65-year-old patient with several years of follow up for aortic valve disease. A MEDLINE search with the terms "cardiac myxoma and tumor growth" was performed. The calculated growth rate showed an average growth rate of 0.49 cm/month. These reports suggest that the growth rate of myxomas may be faster than is usually thought.
Authors:
Jeroen Walpot; Bharati Shivalkar; Inez Rodrigus; W Hans Pasteuning; Raymond Hokken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E128-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis, Vlissingen, The Netherlands. j.walpot@adrz.nl
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