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Single-institutional 22 years experience on cardiac myxomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20042418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myxomas are the most common benign tumors of the heart. This study presents single-institutional 22 years experience on cardiac myxomas. The records of 9756 consecutive cases of open heart surgery between 1985 and 2007 revealed 0.23% myxoma. Age ranged between 12 and 77 years and male to female ratio was 7:17. Myxomas originated from the left atrium (15 patients), mitral valve (3 patients), right atrium (2 patients), right atrium and right ventricle (2 patients), right ventricle (1 patient), and left ventricle (1 patient). Three patients were operated for multiple myxomas. Myxomas were resected through right atriotomy, right atriotomy and pulmonary arteriotomy, left atriotomy, biatrial approach, or left ventriculotomy depending on the tumor location. Mean follow-up time was 11.5 years. Mortality occurred in 6 patients (1 early, 5 late deaths). No myxoma recurrence was detected. Myxomas should be resected leaving no remnant mass, without delay when they are diagnosed.
Gurkan Cetin; Mete Gursoy; Murat Ugurlucan; Isil Uzunhasan; Ali Can Hatemi; Emin Tireli; Serdar Kucukoglu; Erhan Kansiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, Haseki, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria / pathology,  surgery
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis,  mortality,  pathology,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Myxoma / diagnosis,  mortality,  pathology,  surgery*
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate
Young Adult

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