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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Print version ISSN 0102-7638
PONTES, José Carlos Dorsa Vieira; SILVA, Guilherme Viotto Rodrigues da; BENFATTI, Ricardo Adala and DUARTE, João Jackson. Multiple left atrial myxoma: case report. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp.497-499. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1678-9741.20110030.
Primary cardiac tumors are infrequent, with an incidence between 0.001% and 0.2%, mostly comprising benign histological characteristics in 75% of these cases. Myxomas account for approximately 50% of these neoplasms. As regards location, 75-80% of myxomas are in the left atrium, 18% in the right atrium, and more rarely in the ventricles. We report a case of a patient in functional class (FC) IV New York Heart Association (NYHA) and postoperative histological diagnosis of multilobular myxoma originating in the posterior left atrial wall. Clinical evaluation 3 months after surgery suggested NYHA functional class I and echocardiographic absence of intracardiac masses.
Keywords : Myxoma; Heart neoplasms; Heart atria.