An Unusual Presentation of Left Atrial Myxoma in an Adolescent

Deepak Thakur, Anuradha Sridhar, Neville A. G. Solomon

Abstract


Cardiac myxoma presents an important diagnostic challenge as it may clinically resemble cardiovascular, neurological or systemic diseases. We report an unusual presentation of left atrial myxoma in a 15-year-old girl with features mimicking encephalitis. The tumor was detected by echocardiography incidentally during an episode of hemodynamic instability and an emergency surgical excision was done successfully.




Int J Clin Pediatr. 2017;6(3-4):46-50
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/ijcp282w


Keywords


Myxoma; Cardiac tumors; Echocardiography; Left atrial mass; Benign tumor; Encephalopathy

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