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  • Case Report   
    Giant left atrial myxoma presenting with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension in a middle-age Nigerian man
    Author(s): Adeseye Abiodun Akintunde*

    Atrial myxomas are the most common benign tumour of the heart. They progressively grow in size, varying from 2 cm to 6 cm, based on previous reports. They can mimic mitral stenosis when they block the mitral valve outlet, and present with right heart dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. Atrial myxomas are usually associated with a good prognosis when resected. Echocardiography is the primary clinical diagnostic modality, confirmation is by histopathology while surgery remains the mainstay of definitive therapy. The author presents a case involving a 54-year-old man with a history consistent with biventricular heart failure. Echocardiography revealed a giant left atrial homogeneous mass (6.8 cm × 5.9 cm) filling the massively dilated left atrium and protruding with systole into the mitral valve opening. Pulmonary hypertension was also present. Elec.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2368-0512.1000068


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