TITLE

Left Atrial Myxoma Presenting With Intermittent Claudication and Raynaud's Phenomenon: Echocardiographic Patterns of the Tumor Size

AUTHOR(S)
Kounis, Nicholas G.
PUB. DATE
May 1979
SOURCE
Angiology;May1979, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p356
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study of left atrial myxoma with intermittent claudication and Raynaud's Phenomenon. Atrial myxoma is a curable acquired heart disease, but if undetected, it can lead to serious and distressing symptoms or to fatal embolic complications. Echocardiography has proved to be a reliable, easily repeatable, inexpensive, and safe method in the diagnosis of atrial myxomas. These tumors may mimic mitral valve disease, and it is essential to consider atrial myxomas in any patient with a suspected mitral valve lesion. It describes a patient with atrial myxoma and unusual clinical symptoms, including intermittent claudication and Raynaud's phenomenon. The echocardiographie patterns of the tumor size are also presented.
ACCESSION #
16373102

 

Related Articles

  • Large Left Atrial Myxoma with Severe Mitral Regurgitation. Davoli, Giuseppe; Muzzi, Luigi; Lucchese, Gianluca; Uricchio, Nicola; Chiavarelli, Mario // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2006, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p51 

    Cardiac myxomas are primary cardiac tumors. In some cases of atrial myxoma, the standard left atriotomy alone does not enable safe tumor resection and easy access to the mitral valve. We report the cases of 2 patients with huge left atrial myxomas associated with severe mitral valve...

  • Mitral valve recurrence of a left atrial myxoma. Sadeghi, Navid; Sadeghi, Sarmad; Karimi, Abbasali // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Mar2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p568 

    Recurrence of intracardiac myxoma is unusual, and heart valves are extremely rare locations for this tumor to originate, either as the primary site or the site of recurrence. We present a case of non-familial cardiac myxoma, which after successful resection of the tumor mass from the left...

  • Giant left atrial myxoma causing mitral valve obstruction and pulmonary hypertension. Buyukates, Mustafa; Aktunc, Erol // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 4, pE97 

    The article describes a case of an atrial myxoma in an 84-year-old woman that caused pulmonary hypertension and mitral valve obstruction. The patient presented to an emergency clinic complaining of dyspnea and tachycardia of about 2 weeks' duration. With transthoracic echocardiography, a giant...

  • A colossal atrial myxoma. Rohani, Atoosheh; Akbari, Vahid // Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research;Jul-Sep2010, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p158 

    Atrial myxomas are the most common benign primary tumor of the heart. These cardiac growths can masquerade as mitral stenosis and infective endocarditis. A 35-year-old man presented with complaints of nonspecific symptoms. Echocardiogram revealed a large atrial myxoma occupying the left atrium....

  • The protective effect of mitral stenosis on the embolization of a free-floating left atrial myxoma. Matana, Ante; Zaputović, Luka; Šimić, Ognjen; Kaštelan, Zrinka Matana // European Journal of Echocardiography;Aug2006, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p322 

    Abstract: Mitral stenosis associated with free left atrial myxoma is very rare. A free myxoma is life-threatening when incarcerated in the mitral orifice or if embolization of the whole tumor occurs. We report a case of a female patient with moderate mitral stenosis and a detached left atrial...

  • Left atrial myxoma attached to the anterior mitral leaflet with symptoms suggestive of infective endocarditis. Erdoes, Gabor; Reineke, David; Basciani, Reto; Carrel, Thierry; Eberle, Balthasar // European Journal of Echocardiography;Apr2010, Vol. 11 Issue 3, pE8 

    The case of a 55-year-old woman is presented, whose clinical signs were initially suggestive of infective endocarditis. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) provided the diagnosis of a large left atrial myxoma attached to the anterior mitral leaflet. Perioperative transesophageal...

  • Acute Pulmonary Edema Caused by a Giant Atrial Myxoma. Fisicaro, Andrea; Slavich, Massimo; Agricola, Eustachio; Marini, Claudia; Margonato, Alberto // Case Reports in Medicine;2013, p1 

    Atrial myxoma is the most common primary cardiac tumor. Its clinical presentation spreads from asymptomatic incidental mass to serious life-threatening cardiovascular complications. We report the case of a 44-year-old man with evening fever and worsening dyspnea in the last weeks, admitted to...

  • Mitral valve myxomas: an unusual entity. Oliveira, Ricardo Gil; Branco, Luísa; Dias, Liliana; Timóteo, Ana Teresa; Patrício, Lino; Agapito, Ana; Robalo, Filipe; Mendes, João; Pinto, Eugénia; Ferreira, Rui Cruz // European Journal of Echocardiography;Jan2008, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p181 

    Primary tumours of the heart are uncommon entities, cardiac myxomas being the most frequent. However, mitral valve myxomas are exceptionally rare. In the last 12 years, there have been 25 myxomas diagnosed at our institution, with only two of them originating from the mitral valve. Both patients...

  • Rapid Growth of Left Atrial Myxoma after Radiofrequency Ablation. Alvarez, José Rubio; de Alegria, Anxo Martinez; Quiroga, Juan Sierra; Nazar, Belen Adrio; Taboada, Carola Rubio; Martinez Comendador, José Manuel // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2013, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p459 

    Atrial myxoma is the most common benign tumor of the heart, but its appearance after radiofrequency ablation is very rare. We report a case in which an asymptomatic, rapidly growing cardiac myxoma arose in the left atrium after radiofrequency ablation. Two months after the procedure,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics