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Left ventricular myxoma: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11193745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although recent advances in echocardiography have made it easier to detect cardiac tumors, left ventricular myxomas are still rare and often not found until the patient presents with a history of syncopal episodes or systemic embolization. Left ventricular myxomas are usually benign and curable; however, unreliable excision of the myxoma due to poor visualization of the left ventricular cavity can result in recurrence. To prevent recurrence, it is necessary to select the most appropriate surgical approach to excise the myxoma completely. We report herein the case of a patient in whom surgical excision of a left ventricular myxoma arising from the posterior wall of the left ventricle was successfully performed.
H Kawano; K Tayama; K Akasu; I Komesu; S Fukunaga; S Aoyagi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-17     Completed Date:  2001-03-08     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1112-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery and The Cardiovascular Research Institute, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Myxoma / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography

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