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Mitral valve myxoma: a large-scale collective review.
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PMID:  23033297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Purpose: Despite the review articles repeatedly published with respect to mitral valve myxomas, hardly could we find one based upon complete literature retrieval. We took an effort on complete literature retrieval and made a comprehensive review of the mitral valve myxomas. Methods: An instant thorough literature retrieval of the heart myxoma was made by using the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases, as well as secondary references cited in the articles obtained from the MEDLINE search. In addition, we searched the Google and HighWire Press. Results: The patients with mitral valve myxoma were young. Their major symptoms were cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, or constitutional. The tumors had small sizes, predilection of mitral leaflet location, solitary and pedicled nature, and good response to surgical resection. Conclusion: These clinical characteristics of mitral valve myxoma may help the differential diagnosis between mitral valve myxoma and other valvular lesions, and help making a decision of a surgical treatment.
Authors:
S M Yuan; L Sternik
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1107-0625     ISO Abbreviation:  J BUON     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100883428     Medline TA:  J BUON     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Central Hospital of Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China, Israel.
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