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Left atrial myxoma mimicking mitral stenosis.
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PMID:  22844201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac myxoma is a benign (non-malignant) neoplasm that represents the most common primary tumour of the heart. We present the case of a 36 year old woman with background hypertension who presented with features of left ventricular failure and seizures, and was found during transthoracic echocardiography to have left atrial myxoma protruding through the mitral valve orifice. She subsequently had excision of the atrial myxoma. The usefulness of early transthoracic echocardiography in any patient presenting with features of heart failure even when the aetiology seems obvious cannot be over-emphasised.
Authors:
Dike B Ojji; Manmak H Mamven; Odiase Omonua; Zaiyad Habib; Hamamatu Osaze; Karen Sliwa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine insights. Case reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1179-5476     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Insights Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531893     Medline TA:  Clin Med Insights Case Rep     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria.
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