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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Print version ISSN 0102-7638On-line version ISSN 1678-9741
NINA, Vinicius José da Silva; MACHADO, Alyssandra Raulino de Almeida; MENDES, Vinícius Giuliano Gonçalves and LOPES, José Anselmo Cordeiro. Left atrial myxosarcoma: case report. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.1, pp.98-101. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382006000100018.
Primary cardiac myxosarcoma is a very rare disease and is difficult to differentiate from myxoma, both clinically and pathologically. In this study, the authors report the first case of surgical excision of left atrial myxosarcoma in Brazil, in a 36-year-old woman. The operation was sucessful, and the patient remains asymptomatic for more than 180 postoperative days (Functional Class I - NYHA), with no signs of relapse of the tumor.
Keywords : Myxosarcoma; Myxoma; Sarcoma; Heart.