Myxomatous Aneurysms A Case Report and Literature Review

June 2011
Interventional Neuroradiology;jun2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p188
Academic Journal
Cardiac myxomas are benign tumors that may lead to neurological manifestations including ischemic stroke, aneurysms or metastases. We describe a patient with multiple intracranial aneurysms who presented with TIA -like symptoms following resection of an atrial myxoma, and review the clinical and imaging features of myxomatous aneurysms as reported in the literature. The most prominent imaging features of myxomatous aneurysms are their multiplicity, fusiform shape and distal location whereas from a clinical point of view they most often present with stroke like symptoms rather than with hemorrhage. These neurological manifestations may occur even after successful and complete surgical removal of the atrial myxoma.


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