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Atrial myxoma with livedoid macules as its sole cutaneous manifestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7722049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the second case of atrial myxoma associated with livedoid macules representing an embolic phenomenon. This case of atrial myxoma was of the sporadic type with no associated syndrome (such as the LAMB or NAME syndrome or Carney complex). A skin biopsy specimen from fading livedoid macules on the extremities showed a myxoid embolus inside dermal vessels, a diagnostic clue to the presence of an atrial myxoma. The histologic features of such lesions should alert the clinician to the presence of an otherwise silent atrial myxoma. Early surgical intervention may prevent the onset of severe neurologic deficits in such patients.
P H Navarro; F P Bravo; G G Beltran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-24     Completed Date:  1995-05-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  881-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Edgardo Rebagliati Martins Hospital, Lima, Peru.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Infarction / etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Myxoma / complications*,  diagnosis
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating*
Skin Diseases, Vascular / diagnosis,  etiology*
Vasculitis / diagnosis

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