A Large Left Atrial Myxoma Obstructing the Mitral Valve Orifice

Authors

  • Md Nazmul Hasan Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Dipal Krishna Adhikary Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Tanjima Parvin Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21043

Keywords:

Atrial myxoma, Mitral valve, Palpitation

Abstract

Cardiac tumors represent a relatively rare, yet challenging diagnosis. Secondary tumors are far more frequent than primary tumors of the heart. The majority of primary cardiac tumors are benign in origin, with primary malignant tumors accounting for 25% of cases. Left atrial myxoma is the most common intracardiac tumor. It could be seen in patients between 383 years of age, with the majority presenting in fifth decade of life as sporadic cases (90%) and second decade as familial cases (10%)1. It is an important source of central nervous system embolism2. Elderly patients often present with nonspecific symptoms that are often overlooked in the absence of a supporting cardiac history which makes an early diagnosis challenging. This case report discusses an unusual presentation of a large left atrial myxoma in a 35 years old patient which almost completely obstructing the mitral valve orifice during diastole.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21043

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Author Biographies

Md Nazmul Hasan, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Cardiology
University Cardiac Center

Dipal Krishna Adhikary, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Cardiology
University Cardiac Center

Tanjima Parvin, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Cardiology
University Cardiac Center

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Published

2014-11-30

How to Cite

Hasan, M. N., Adhikary, D. K., & Parvin, T. (2014). A Large Left Atrial Myxoma Obstructing the Mitral Valve Orifice. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 13(3), 87–88. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21043

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Case Reports