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Left atrial myxoma in a patient with advanced coronary artery disease qualified to undergo heart surgery - case report

Józefa Dąbek, Zbigniew Gąsior, Stanisław Woś, Daniel Jakubowski, Leszek Szymański, Barbara Monastyrska-Cup
Chirurgia Polska 2006;8(4):291-297.

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Vol 8, No 4 (2006)
Aktualności
Published online: 2007-01-19

Abstract

Atrial myxoma is one of the most common benign heart tumors and when asymptomatic its diagnosis is often the case. Due to its complications — peripheral and the pulmonary embolism, the atrio-ventricular orifice closure, arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death — early diagnosis and treatment are important. In this report we want to present a case of a patient with only fatigue as a symptom of illness. Early echocardiographic evaluation showed a tumor in the left atrium and further tests of the tumor revealed the coincidence of advanced coronary artery stenoses. The patient was qualified to undergo tumor excision and coronary artery by-pass grafting.

Abstract

Atrial myxoma is one of the most common benign heart tumors and when asymptomatic its diagnosis is often the case. Due to its complications — peripheral and the pulmonary embolism, the atrio-ventricular orifice closure, arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death — early diagnosis and treatment are important. In this report we want to present a case of a patient with only fatigue as a symptom of illness. Early echocardiographic evaluation showed a tumor in the left atrium and further tests of the tumor revealed the coincidence of advanced coronary artery stenoses. The patient was qualified to undergo tumor excision and coronary artery by-pass grafting.
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Keywords

heart tumor; myxoma; advanced coronary artery disease

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Title

Left atrial myxoma in a patient with advanced coronary artery disease qualified to undergo heart surgery - case report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 8, No 4 (2006)

Pages

291-297

Published online

2007-01-19

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2006;8(4):291-297.

Keywords

heart tumor
myxoma
advanced coronary artery disease

Authors

Józefa Dąbek
Zbigniew Gąsior
Stanisław Woś
Daniel Jakubowski
Leszek Szymański
Barbara Monastyrska-Cup

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