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1. Ozer N, Deveci OS, Okutucu S, Demircin M: Asymptomatic right atrial myxoma originating from the inferior vena cava and right atrium junction in a patient with breast ductal adenocarcinoma. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars; 2009 Oct;37(7):479-82
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  • [Title] Asymptomatic right atrial myxoma originating from the inferior vena cava and right atrium junction in a patient with breast ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • We present asymptomatic right atrial myxoma in a patient with breast ductal adenocarcinoma.
  • A 58-year-old female was referred to our clinic for the evaluation of the potential cardiotoxic side effects of anthracycline-based chemotherapy.
  • She had a 10-month history of modified radical mastectomy for ductal adenocarcinoma of the breast, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.
  • To evaluate potential side effects of anthracycline-based regimen, transthoracic echocardiography was performed, which showed a highly mobile, cystic, and heterogeneous mass, 20 x 25 mm in size, located in the right atrium.
  • Transesophageal echocardiography confirmed the highly mobile mass originating from the inferior vena cava and extending to the right atrium.
  • Upon exposure, the tumor had a broad base, with attachment to the lower dorsal free wall, interatrial septum of the right atrial cavity, and upper border of the inferior vena cava.
  • The tumor was completely excised and histopathologic diagnosis was myxoma.
  • Localization of right atrial myxoma at the junction of the inferior vena cava and right atrium is a rare condition, and its coexistence with breast carcinoma has only been reported once.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / complications. Breast Neoplasms / complications. Carcinoma, Ductal / complications. Heart Atria / pathology. Heart Neoplasms / complications. Myxoma / complications. Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20098042.001).
  • [ISSN] 1016-5169
  • [Journal-full-title] Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Turkey
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2. Kim JT, Baek WK, Kim KH, Yoon YH, Kim DH, Lim HK: A primary cardiac sarcoma preoperatively presented as a benign left atrial myxoma. Yonsei Med J; 2003 Jun 30;44(3):530-3
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  • [Title] A primary cardiac sarcoma preoperatively presented as a benign left atrial myxoma.
  • Primary cardiac sarcomas are extremely rare.
  • We report a case of a primary cardiac sarcoma with myxoid change, which originally presented as a benign cardiac myxoma on a two- dimensional echocardiogram.
  • On operating, the mass was found to extend into the posterior left atrial wall, the left pulmonary vein, and the mitral valve.
  • The patient underwent wide resection of the left atrium, a mitral valve replacement and a left pneumonectomy.
  • The histological diagnosis was of an undifferentiated primary cardiac sarcoma.
  • The patient had postoperative chemotherapy.
  • The patient expired 11 months after surgery due to a recurrence of the cardiac sarcoma.
  • Although most tumors that develop in the left atrium are benign myxomas, we should make a preoperative differential diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / pathology. Myxoma / pathology. Sarcoma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Heart Atria. Humans. Intraoperative Period

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  • (PMID = 12833594.001).
  • [ISSN] 0513-5796
  • [Journal-full-title] Yonsei medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Yonsei Med. J.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Korea (South)
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3. Centella T, Oliva E, García Andrade I, Lamas MJ, Epeldegui A: [A patient with cardiac angiosarcoma who survived for four years. Case report and literature review]. Rev Esp Cardiol; 2005 Mar;58(3):310-2

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  • [Title] [A patient with cardiac angiosarcoma who survived for four years. Case report and literature review].
  • We describe a 57-year-old woman with a diagnosis of primary cardiac angiosarcoma.
  • She underwent emergency surgery with a preoperative diagnosis of atrial myxoma, and pathological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of cardiac angiosarcoma.
  • Two years later she was readmitted to the hospital with recurrence of the tumor in the left atrium and involvement of the mitral valve.
  • Another operation was carried out for mitral valve and left atrial wall reconstruction with a bovine pericardial patch.
  • The mortality associated with primary cardiac neoplasm is very high, although aggressive treatment together with appropriate chemotherapy may significantly prolong patient's lifespan.
  • [MeSH-minor] Female. Humans. Middle Aged. Survivors. Time Factors

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  • (PMID = 15766456.001).
  • [ISSN] 0300-8932
  • [Journal-full-title] Revista española de cardiología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rev Esp Cardiol
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Spain
  • [Number-of-references] 5
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4. Canadyova J, Setina M, Smetanová S, Mokracek A: Leiomyosarcoma of the left atrium. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann; 2008 Jan;16(1):e7-9
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  • [Title] Leiomyosarcoma of the left atrium.
  • A 41-year-old woman underwent successful excision of a leiomyosarcoma of the left atrium.
  • The preferential left atrial location and frequent myxoid appearance of leiomyosarcoma of the heart make it particularly difficult to distinguish preoperatively from atrial myxoma.
  • Early diagnosis and aggressive surgical intervention with chemotherapy may improve the prognosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis. Myxoma / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use. Cardiac Surgical Procedures. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Diagnosis, Differential. Echocardiography, Transesophageal. Female. Heart Atria / pathology. Humans. Ifosfamide / therapeutic use. Positron-Emission Tomography

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  • (PMID = 18245694.001).
  • [ISSN] 1816-5370
  • [Journal-full-title] Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; UM20QQM95Y / Ifosfamide
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5. Aksu T, Güler ET, Tüfekçioğlu O, Aksu AO: [Thrombi in the right atrium and inferior vena cava mimicking myxoma in a patient with recurrent pulmonary thromboembolism]. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars; 2008 Dec;36(8):555-7
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  • [Title] [Thrombi in the right atrium and inferior vena cava mimicking myxoma in a patient with recurrent pulmonary thromboembolism].
  • A 26-year-old male patient presented with complaints of pain, dyspnea, and hemoptysis of one-week history, while on oral anticoagulation treatment that had been started two years before upon the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism.
  • Transthoracic echocardiography showed two mass lesions in the right atrium and inferior vena cava, measuring 3.5x3 cm and 1.5x1 cm, respectively.
  • The possibility of vegetation or secondary cardiac tumor was excluded by further examinations and, considering consistent oral anticoagulation, no other cause could be determined related to thrombus formation.
  • Multiple cardiac myxomas were thought for the differential diagnosis and the patient underwent surgery.
  • Histopathologic diagnosis of both masses was thrombus.
  • [MeSH-major] Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use. Heart Atria / ultrasonography. Vena Cava, Inferior / ultrasonography. Venous Thrombosis / ultrasonography
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Heart Neoplasms / ultrasonography. Humans. Male. Myxoma / diagnosis. Myxoma / ultrasonography. Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis. Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy. Pulmonary Embolism / ultrasonography. Recurrence

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  • (PMID = 19223724.001).
  • [ISSN] 1016-5169
  • [Journal-full-title] Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars
  • [Language] tur
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Turkey
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Fibrinolytic Agents
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6. Roh MS, Huh GY, Jeong JS, Lee GD, Hong SH: Left atrial myxosarcoma with systemic metastasis: a case report. J Korean Med Sci; 2001 Feb;16(1):111-4

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  • [Title] Left atrial myxosarcoma with systemic metastasis: a case report.
  • The term myxosarcoma is currently not used in standard classification for soft tissue tumors, but restricted to cardiac tumors.
  • Primary cardiac myxosarcoma is a very rare disease and is difficult to differentiate from myxoma clinically and pathologically.
  • We report a case of left atrial myxosarcoma with widespread systemic metastasis in a 21-yr-old male.
  • Echocardiography showed a mobile, pedunculated tumor, 7.5x5x2 cm in size, at left atrium.
  • Histologically, the excised tumor showed an amorphous finely fibrillar and mucinous stroma, in which irregular cords and clusters of lepidic cells and large stellate cells with plump vesicular nuclei resembled the usual type of cardiac myxoma were noted.
  • The patient received combination chemotherapy, peripheral blood stem cell collection transplantation and operations for systemic metastases in the brain, skeletal muscle and lung.
  • He is alive at present 37 months after initial diagnosis and has no more new metastatic lesion.

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  • (PMID = 11289388.001).
  • [ISSN] 1011-8934
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of Korean medical science
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Korean Med. Sci.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Korea (South)
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3054576
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7. Chen Z, Wang YL, Ye W, Miao ZR, Song QB, Ling F: Multiple intracranial aneurysms as delayed complication of atrial myxoma. Case report and literature review. Interv Neuroradiol; 2005 Sep 30;11(3):251-4

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  • [Title] Multiple intracranial aneurysms as delayed complication of atrial myxoma. Case report and literature review.
  • SUMMARY: We report a case of multiple intracranial aneurysms as delayed complication of atrial myxoma.We reviewed the literature of intracranial myxomal aneurysms, and trying to find reasonable therapy methods, but got the conclusion that neurosurgery and interventional treatment were not helpful, chemotherapy and radiotherapy maybe useful in the treatment of such cases.

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  • (PMID = 20584483.001).
  • [ISSN] 1591-0199
  • [Journal-full-title] Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Interv Neuroradiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3404781
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8. Gaudio C, Di Michele S, Cera M, Nguyen BL, Pannarale G, Alessandri N: Prominent crista terminalis mimicking a right atrial mixoma: cardiac magnetic resonance aspects. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci; 2004 Jul-Aug;8(4):165-8
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  • [Title] Prominent crista terminalis mimicking a right atrial mixoma: cardiac magnetic resonance aspects.
  • Further investigation included an echocardiogram that showed normal left and right cavities and normal cardiac valves.
  • At the level of the posterior wall of the right atrial (RA) an apparent smooth, bean-like tumor, having a thin pedicle, was identified as a RA mixoma.
  • Cardiac MRI was requested and showed in two sequential slices a muscular ridge, identified as a prominent crista terminalis.
  • The multiplain projections of MRI allow the cardiologist to identify the presence of intracardiac masses and to make a differential diagnosis between neoplasms and variant anatomic structures.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart / anatomy & histology. Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Myxoma / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use. Diagnosis, Differential. Echocardiography. Female. Heart Atria / anatomy & histology. Humans. Hypertension / drug therapy

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  • (PMID = 15636402.001).
  • [ISSN] 1128-3602
  • [Journal-full-title] European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antihypertensive Agents
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9. Kay JF, Chow WH: Long-term survival of quiescent left atrial myxoma in an elderly patient. Am J Geriatr Cardiol; 2002 May-Jun;11(3):165-8
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  • [Title] Long-term survival of quiescent left atrial myxoma in an elderly patient.
  • Left atrial myxoma, if left untreated, is inexorably progressive and usually fatal.
  • Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed a nonobstructive, calcified, and well circumscribed mass in the left atrium, with a pedicle attached to the interatrial septum.
  • Because the patient refused high-risk cardiac surgery related to his comorbidity, he was managed medically with a bronchodilator, diuretics, and digoxin.
  • There have been no features of embolism or intracardiac obstruction, and serial echocardiography demonstrates no disease progression over this long period of time.
  • This case illustrates that calcified left atrial myxoma may exhibit a quiescent phase.
  • [MeSH-major] Calcinosis / complications. Heart Neoplasms / drug therapy. Myxoma / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Bronchodilator Agents / administration & dosage. Digoxin / administration & dosage. Diuretics / administration & dosage. Drug Therapy, Combination. Heart Atria. Heart Failure / complications. Heart Failure / drug therapy. Humans. Male. Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications. Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / drug therapy. Survivors

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  • [Copyright] (c)2002 CVRR, Inc.
  • (PMID = 11986529.001).
  • [ISSN] 1076-7460
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of geriatric cardiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am J Geriatr Cardiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Bronchodilator Agents; 0 / Diuretics; 73K4184T59 / Digoxin
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10. Ariki H, Mizuno S, Tsunekawa T, Doi T: [Left atrial sarcoma with the initial diagnosis of myxoma]. Kyobu Geka; 2005 Jun;58(6):462-5
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  • [Title] [Left atrial sarcoma with the initial diagnosis of myxoma].
  • The majority of these tumors are benign, with myxomas located in the left atrium being the most common form.
  • Echocardiography revealed a left atrial mass that was interpreted as atrial myxoma.
  • At the operation, the tumor which was lobulated and had a smooth surface was arising from posterior wall of left atrium extending into the mitral annulus.
  • Wide surgical excision was possible with left atrial reconstruction and mitral valve replacement.
  • The patient survived the operation without adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy and has been symptom-free over 1 year.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Myxoma / diagnosis. Sarcoma / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Heart Atria. Humans

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  • (PMID = 15957419.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-5252
  • [Journal-full-title] Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Kyobu Geka
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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11. Lazaros GA, Matsakas EP, Madas JS, Toli DI, Nikas DJ, Kershaw MA, Alpert MA: Primary myxofibrosarcoma of the left atrium: case report and review of the literature. Angiology; 2008 Oct-Nov;59(5):632-5

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  • [Title] Primary myxofibrosarcoma of the left atrium: case report and review of the literature.
  • A 63-year-old woman with progressive dyspnea underwent transthoracic echocardiography and was found to have a large multilobed mass in the left atrium that was attached to lateral wall.
  • Despite chemotherapy, the tumor recurred and the patient died 3 months after surgery.
  • [MeSH-major] Fibrosarcoma / pathology. Heart Atria / pathology. Heart Neoplasms / pathology. Myxoma / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 18388050.001).
  • [ISSN] 1940-1574
  • [Journal-full-title] Angiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Angiology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 28
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12. Abe H, Minagawa T, Ishiwara R, Uchigasaki S, Takeda F: [Multiple recurrent cardiac myxomas]. Kyobu Geka; 2009 Mar;62(3):198-201

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  • [Title] [Multiple recurrent cardiac myxomas].
  • A 49-year-old male had undergone resection of biatrial multiple myxomas 4 years previously in another hospital.
  • Echocardiography revealed new masses in the left atrium and the right ventricle.
  • Both tumors were removed surgically and subsequently treated with adjuvant chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / surgery. Myxoma / surgery. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • [MeSH-minor] Cardiac Surgical Procedures. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Heart Atria. Heart Ventricles. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Reconstructive Surgical Procedures. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19280949.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-5252
  • [Journal-full-title] Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Kyobu Geka
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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13. Milicic D, Juretic A, Bulum J, Saric N, Bisof V, Jelic I, Jelasic D: Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart with skeletal muscles metastases. J Card Surg; 2007 Nov-Dec;22(6):513-6
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  • The prognosis is poor with an average survival time of one year.
  • We report a case of recurrent left atrial malignant fibrous histiocytoma initially misdiagnosed as myxoma.
  • The patient underwent repeated surgical resections followed by chemotherapy.
  • Despite adjuvant chemotherapy, 18 months after initial diagnosis, definitive tumor relapse in left atrium was diagnosed.
  • This is the 48th case of primary cardiac fibrous malignant histiocytoma reported in the literature.
  • [MeSH-major] Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous / diagnosis. Muscle Neoplasms / diagnosis. Muscle, Skeletal / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18039217.001).
  • [ISSN] 0886-0440
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of cardiac surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Card Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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14. Vincelj J, Sokol I, Biotcić S, Sutlić Z, Biocina B, Rudez I: [Significance of transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of atrial tumor]. Med Arh; 2005;59(4):235-7

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  • [Title] [Significance of transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of atrial tumor].
  • THE AIM OF WORK: To assess the diagnostic accuracy and clinical significance of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the diagnosis of atrial tumors.
  • The authors own experiences with use of TEE images in the assessment of atrial tumors are reported.
  • RESULTS: We detected 16 atrial myxomas in 15 patients, one fibroelastoma, one leiomyosarcoma, and one metastatic adenocarcinoma.
  • The fibroelastoma, leiomyosarcoma, and metastatic carcinoma were found in right atrium.
  • There was no false negative TEE diagnosis, was one false positive diagnosis, yielding a 95% sensitivity and specifity of TEE in detection atrial tumor.
  • Seventeen patients referred for cardiac surgery, and TEE diagnosis was confirmed by pathohistology.
  • Patient with right atrial metastatatic adenocarcinoma is not surgically treated.
  • This patient treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy because pulmonary adenocarcinoma.
  • TTE detected atrial tumor in 15 (83%) patients.
  • CONCLUSION: Results of this work suggested that TEE is a safe procedure, high sensitive and specific, and accurate in the diagnosis of atrial tumors.
  • The ability of TEE to visualize both atria with great diagnostic accuracy makes it a very valuable procedure in the detection of atrial tumors.

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  • (PMID = 16018390.001).
  • [Journal-full-title] Medicinski arhiv
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Med Arh
  • [Language] bos
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Bosnia and Herzegovina
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15. Karachalios G, Bablekos G, Karachaliou I, Zoganas L, Charalabopoulos A, Charalabopoulos K: Left atrial myxoma prolapsing into the left ventricle. Case report and review of the literature. Chemotherapy; 2004 Dec;50(6):297-301
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  • [Title] Left atrial myxoma prolapsing into the left ventricle. Case report and review of the literature.
  • Cardiac myxomas are rare tumors which may present differently.
  • Left atrial myxoma is an entity from anatomopathological and clinical aspects.
  • To the best of our knowledge, only 2 cases of infected left atrial myxomas treated surgically have been reported in the last 6 years.
  • Herein, we present a patient with a left atrial myxoma prolapsing into the left ventricle in the diastolic phase, which was infected with Streptococcus viridans.
  • Combined therapy, consisting of surgical management and antimicrobial therapy, was used.
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment are reviewed.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Heart Neoplasms / therapy. Myxoma / diagnosis. Myxoma / therapy. Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis. Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy. Viridans Streptococci / isolation & purification
  • [MeSH-minor] Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use. Ceftazidime / therapeutic use. Cephalosporins / therapeutic use. Cloxacillin / therapeutic use. Combined Modality Therapy. Diagnosis, Differential. Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods. Gentamicins / therapeutic use. Heart Atria / pathology. Heart Atria / surgery. Heart Atria / ultrasonography. Heart Ventricles / pathology. Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Netilmicin / therapeutic use. Teicoplanin / therapeutic use. Treatment Outcome. Vancomycin / therapeutic use

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  • [Copyright] 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.
  • (PMID = 15608446.001).
  • [ISSN] 0009-3157
  • [Journal-full-title] Chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chemotherapy
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0 / Cephalosporins; 0 / Gentamicins; 4O5J85GJJB / Netilmicin; 61036-62-2 / Teicoplanin; 6Q205EH1VU / Vancomycin; 807PW4VQE3 / cefepime; 9M416Z9QNR / Ceftazidime; O6X5QGC2VB / Cloxacillin
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16. Yamanome T, Yoshida K, Miura K, Ogawa A: [Superselective fibrinolysis for a middle cerebral artery embolism caused by a left atrial myxoma: case report]. No Shinkei Geka; 2000 Jul;28(7):653-8
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  • [Title] [Superselective fibrinolysis for a middle cerebral artery embolism caused by a left atrial myxoma: case report].
  • A case of successful treatment by local fibrinolysis of a middle cerebral artery embolism caused by a thrombus from a left atrial myxoma is reported.
  • Local fibrinolysis using a tissue plasminogen activator was performed within 3 hours after the beginning of the episode, and partial recanalization was obtained within one hour after initiation of the fibrinolytic therapy.
  • Considering the possibility of a cardiac source of the embolism, trans-esophageal echocardiography was performed and revealed a left atrial tumor suspected to be a myxoma.
  • Histological examination proved it to be a myxoma.
  • Nine months after local fibrinolytic therapy, the patient returned to work.
  • The diagnosis of cerebral embolism caused by cardiac myxoma is difficult to make at the time when the patient is first examined after admission.
  • It is also hard to discover during emergent cerebral angiography with fibrinolytic therapy.
  • Therefore, in the case of patients with cerebral embolism for which local fibrinolysis is ineffective, it should be presumed that cardiac myxoma is the source of the embolus.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / complications. Intracranial Embolism / drug therapy. Myxoma / complications. Thrombolytic Therapy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Female. Fibrinolytic Agents / administration & dosage. Heart Atria. Humans. Middle Aged. Tissue Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 10920828.001).
  • [ISSN] 0301-2603
  • [Journal-full-title] No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] No Shinkei Geka
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] JAPAN
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Fibrinolytic Agents; EC 3.4.21.68 / Tissue Plasminogen Activator
  • [Number-of-references] 23
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17. Vander Salm TJ: Unusual primary tumors of the heart. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg; 2000 Apr;12(2):89-100
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  • Primary tumors of the heart, with the exception of atrial myxomas, occur rarely; tumors metastatic to or directly invasive of the heart are far more common.
  • About 75% of primary tumors are benign, and 75% of these are atrial myxomas.
  • The benign tumors include rhabdomyomas, fibromas, papillary fibroelastomas, hemangiomas, pericardial cysts, lipomas, hamartomas, teratomas, mesotheliomas, and paragangliomas or pheochromocytomas.
  • Cardiac tumors produce a large variety of symptoms through any of 4 mechanisms.
  • The echocardiographic appearance may also allow quite accurate prediction of the tumor type and whether it is malignant or benign.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging serves as the next most important test where the density of T1 and T2 images may allow tumor cell type identification.
  • Most benign tumors can be resected completely; a few, because of their large size, cannot be, and only tumor debulking may be possible.
  • The long-term results for resected benign tumors are excellent; the long-term results for sarcomas are very poor, and there are few survivors.
  • For patients with unresectable sarcomas, radiation and chemotherapy may be used, but without great expectation of successful results.
  • [MeSH-major] Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Heart Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Fibroma / diagnosis. Fibroma / surgery. Hamartoma / diagnosis. Hamartoma / surgery. Heart Septum / pathology. Heart Transplantation. Hemangioma / diagnosis. Hemangioma / surgery. Humans. Hypertrophy. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / surgery. Pheochromocytoma / diagnosis. Pheochromocytoma / surgery. Prognosis. Rhabdomyoma / diagnosis. Rhabdomyoma / surgery. Teratoma / diagnosis. Teratoma / surgery

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  • (PMID = 10807431.001).
  • [ISSN] 1043-0679
  • [Journal-full-title] Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
  • [Number-of-references] 69
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18. Nagy CD, Levy M, Mulhearn TJ 4th, Shapland M, Sun H, Yuh DD, Cheung D, Chandra-Strobos N: Safe and effective intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke caused by left atrial myxoma. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis; 2009 Sep-Oct;18(5):398-402
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  • [Title] Safe and effective intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke caused by left atrial myxoma.
  • Atrial myxoma may be associated with syncope or sudden death attributed to left-sided cardiac outflow obstruction or embolization caused by tumor dislodgement or thrombus formation.
  • Definitive treatment for primary and secondary stroke prevention is surgical resection.
  • The role of thrombolysis in acute brain ischemia in patients with atrial myxoma is not defined.
  • There are few data available regarding safety and efficacy of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic strokes caused by atrial myxoma.
  • We describe a young man who presented with syncope and a dense stroke developing as a complication of atrial myxoma, followed by a remarkable recovery after treatment with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and urgent cardiac surgery.
  • Contrary to some expert opinion, systemic thrombolytic therapy may be safely and effectively used to treat acute ischemic strokes from atrial myxoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Ischemia / drug therapy. Heart Neoplasms / complications. Myxoma / complications. Stroke / drug therapy. Thrombolytic Therapy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease / therapy. Adult. Brain / blood supply. Brain / pathology. Brain / physiopathology. Cardiac Surgical Procedures. Cerebral Arteries / drug effects. Cerebral Arteries / pathology. Cerebral Arteries / physiopathology. Echocardiography, Transesophageal. Heart Atria / pathology. Heart Atria / surgery. Heart Atria / ultrasonography. Humans. Injections, Intravenous. Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Tissue Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19717026.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-8511
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] EC 3.4.21.68 / Tissue Plasminogen Activator
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19. Ibrahim M, Iliescu C, Safi HJ, Buja ML, McPherson DD, Fuentes F: Biatrial myxoma and cerebral ischemia successfully treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy and surgical resection. Tex Heart Inst J; 2008;35(2):193-5
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  • [Title] Biatrial myxoma and cerebral ischemia successfully treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy and surgical resection.
  • We report what we believe is the 1st case in the medical literature in which an intravenous thrombolytic agent was used successfully--without massive intracranial bleeding--to treat acute stroke induced by atrial myxoma.
  • Our patient, who had biatrial myxomas with a dual blood supply from the right coronary artery, presented with cerebral ischemia.
  • Transesophageal echocardiography was essential in clarifying the diagnosis and in helping to direct surgical treatment.

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  • (PMID = 18612442.001).
  • [ISSN] 0730-2347
  • [Journal-full-title] Texas Heart Institute journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tex Heart Inst J
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Fibrinolytic Agents; EC 3.4.21.68 / Tissue Plasminogen Activator
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2435448
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Cerebrovascular accident / echocardiography, transesophageal / embolism / heart atria/surgery / heart neoplasms/complications/diagnosis/surgery / intracranial embolism and thrombosis/etiology/drug therapy / myxoma / thrombolytic therapy / tissue plasminogen activator
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20. Leone S, dell'aquila G, Giglio S, Magliocca M, Maio P, Nigro FS, Pacifico P, De Chiara G, Acone N: Infected atrial myxoma: case report and literature review. Infez Med; 2007 Dec;15(4):256-61

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  • [Title] Infected atrial myxoma: case report and literature review.
  • Myxoma is the most common type of cardiac tumour in all age groups.
  • We describe one case of infected left atrial myxoma caused by Enterococcus faecalis.
  • Combined therapy, consisting of surgical management and antimicrobial therapy, was used.
  • Histological examination of the excised tumour revealed a typical myxoma with infiltrates of neutrophils.
  • Few cases of infected atrial myxomas have been reported in the literature.
  • [MeSH-major] Bacteremia / complications. Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology. Enterococcus faecalis / isolation & purification. Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / etiology. Heart Atria / microbiology. Heart Neoplasms / complications. Myxoma / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Aminoglycosides / pharmacology. Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use. Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial. Female. Fever / etiology. Humans

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  • (PMID = 18162737.001).
  • [ISSN] 1124-9390
  • [Journal-full-title] Le infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di eziologia, epidemiologia, diagnostica, clinica e terapia delle patologie infettive
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Infez Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Aminoglycosides; 0 / Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • [Number-of-references] 53
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21. Piper SN, Werner U, Maleck WH, Schmidt CC, Saggau W, Munderloh KH, Boldt J: Recurrent atrial sarcoma presenting as an atrial myxoma. Long-term survival due to surgical intervention and chemotherapy. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino); 2000 Dec;41(6):961-4
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  • [Title] Recurrent atrial sarcoma presenting as an atrial myxoma. Long-term survival due to surgical intervention and chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Cardiac Surgical Procedures. Heart Atria. Heart Neoplasms / therapy. Myxoma / diagnosis. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Sarcoma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Echocardiography. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 11232985.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-9509
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of cardiovascular surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Italy
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22. Hesse B, Murphy RT, Myles J, Huang J, Sabik EM: Images in cardiovascular medicine. A left atrial appendage thrombus mimicking atrial myxoma. Circulation; 2006 Mar 21;113(11):e456-7
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  • [Title] Images in cardiovascular medicine. A left atrial appendage thrombus mimicking atrial myxoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Atrial Appendage. Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed. Echocardiography, Transesophageal. Heart Diseases / ultrasonography. Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Myxoma / diagnosis. Thrombosis / ultrasonography
  • [MeSH-minor] Anticoagulants / therapeutic use. Atrial Fibrillation / complications. Atrial Fibrillation / drug therapy. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Hypertension / etiology. Middle Aged. Warfarin / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 16549642.001).
  • [ISSN] 1524-4539
  • [Journal-full-title] Circulation
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Circulation
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anticoagulants; 5Q7ZVV76EI / Warfarin
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23. Kapoor MC, Singh S, Sharma S: Resuscitation of a patient with giant left atrial myxoma after cardiac arrest. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth; 2004 Dec;18(6):769-71
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  • [Title] Resuscitation of a patient with giant left atrial myxoma after cardiac arrest.
  • [MeSH-major] Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods. Heart Arrest / etiology. Heart Arrest / therapy. Heart Neoplasms / complications. Myxoma / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Blood Pressure / drug effects. Blood Pressure / physiology. Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use. Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use. Dobutamine / therapeutic use. Dopamine / therapeutic use. Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods. Epinephrine / therapeutic use. Female. Head-Down Tilt / physiology. Heart Atria / ultrasonography. Heart Massage / methods. Heart Rate / drug effects. Heart Rate / physiology. Humans. Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology. Intubation, Intratracheal / methods. Mitral Valve / ultrasonography

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  • (PMID = 15650991.001).
  • [ISSN] 1053-0770
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Bronchodilator Agents; 0 / Cardiotonic Agents; 3S12J47372 / Dobutamine; VTD58H1Z2X / Dopamine; YKH834O4BH / Epinephrine
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