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Left atrial myxoma with embolization presenting as an acute infrarenal aortic occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9279325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 42-year-old woman who had acute total infrarenal aortic occlusion resulting from embolic implantation from a left atrial myxoma. We propose that the small aortic aneurysm that was discovered and repaired in this case may be a direct result of invasion and destruction of the aortic elastic laminae by implanted myxomatous tissue originating in the primary atrial tumor. This behavior has been noted in small vessels of the cerebrum and upper extremities with this lesion, but no prior reports of this occurrence in the aorta has been noted after extensive review of the literature.
K D Horn; M J Becich; R Y Rhee; S M Pham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-17     Completed Date:  1997-09-17     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213-2582, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aorta, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / etiology
Aortic Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Atria* / pathology
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Myxoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating*

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