Multiple Cardiac Myxomas with Multiple Recurrences: Unusual Presentation of a “Benign” Tumor
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A 20-year-old woman with a two-week history of palpitations and constitutional symptoms was found to have right atrial and left ventricular myxomas. The myxomas were excised, but the patient had two recurrences of the tumor in the left atrium four and a half years after the initial presentation. The recurrent myxoma was locally aggressive, and removal required excision of the aortic valve. This patient demonstrates the need for careful follow-up for recurrences of myxoma. © 1987, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. All rights reserved.
Martin, L., Wasserman, A., Goldstein, H., Steinberg, J., Mills, M., & Katz, R. (1987). Multiple Cardiac Myxomas with Multiple Recurrences: Unusual Presentation of a “Benign” Tumor. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 44 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(10)62362-4