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Giant myxoma causing right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
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PMID:  21636873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Atrial cardiac myxoma is the most common benign cardiac tumour. Atrial myxoma most commonly arises from the left atrium and, less frequently, from the right atrium or both ventricles. Cardiac myxoma arising from the tricuspid valve is rare. These tumours can present with right heart failure as a result of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. A high index of suspicion and appropriate investigations are necessary for making the correct diagnosis. Fatal complications such as embolisation and obstruction of the outflow tract and other intracardiac structures make prompt surgical intervention necessary. We report on a patient with a rare type of giant myxoma arising from the tricuspid valve. He underwent successful operation with en-bloc removal of the tumour, while preserving the integrity of the tricuspid valve.
F Hf Tsang; L C Cheng
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
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