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Cutaneous emboli of atrial myxoma: unusual case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22573018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac myxomas are difficult to diagnose, not only because of a lack of specific systemic symptoms but also because, even in those cases presenting with embolic disease, emboli are exceptional. The skin is one of the organs most frequently involved by myxomatous emboli. We report an extraordinary case in which emboli of a cardiac myxoma was present in the skin biopsy, but "camouflaged" among the normal Vater-Pacini corpuscles of the palm of the hand, We also review the existing literature on myxomatous emboli identified in skin biopsies.
Ricardo M Alonso de Celada; Paola Maldonado Cid; María J Beato; Pedro Herranz Pinto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1533-0311     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  2012-11-29     Revised Date:  2012-12-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  544-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Atria / pathology
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Myxoma / pathology*,  surgery
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating / pathology*
Pacinian Corpuscles / pathology
Skin / pathology*
Skin Neoplasms / secondary*
Treatment Outcome

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