Left Atrial Myxoma: A Rare Tumor in a Child

Authors

1 Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Resistant Tuberculosis Institute, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan 9816743111, Iran.

2 Pediatric Resident, Ali-Ibn-Abitalib Hospital, Zahedan University of Medical Science, Zahedan, Iran.

Abstract

Atrial myxomas are uncommon in the pediatric population but are very important due to pursuant atrioventricular valve obstruction and systemic embolic events. Concerning multiple symptoms ranging from congestive heart failure to neurological deficits, the diagnosis of this disease is complicated. This paper reports a case of left atrium myxoma in a child treated with a surgical excision of the tumor. Surgical excision appears to be curative, as shown in postoperative echocardiogram of this patient. To be precise, an immediate and timely diagnosis of myxoma by echocardiography, allowed the immediate surgical treatment of this rare, benign but potentially lethal cardiac tumor.

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