'Foetus' in Heart: A case of myxoma
Murat Yüksel 1 * , Ahmet Çalışkan, Hekim Karapınar, Zekeriya Kaya, Hasan Kaya
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1 Malatya Devlet Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Malatya, Turkey* Corresponding Author


The most common primary cardiac tumor in adulthood is myxoma which is a benign mass pathologically. Patients with myxoma may be asymptomatic which are recognized incidentally and also they may be clinically presented with different signs and symptoms one of which is peripheral emboli. In this paper, a case of myxoma which is detected as a source of emboli in a young woman in sinus rhythm admitted with acute arterial occlusion, which is excised surgically is presented. Echocardiographic view of myxoma was remarkable which looks like ‘a fetus in uterus.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 2, 300-302


Publication date: 12 Jun 2012

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