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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2010; 1(3):158-160
    CASE REPORT | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.70923

    A colossal atrial myxoma


    Atoosheh Rohani, Vahid Akbari1

    Yasuj University of Medical Science,

    1Sajjad Hospital, Yasuj,Iran.


    Atrial myxomas are the most common benign primary tumor of the heart. These cardiac growths can masquerade as mitral stenosis and infective endocarditis. A 35-year-old man presented with complaints of nonspecifi c symptoms. Echocardiogram revealed a large atrial myxoma occupying the left atrium. Excision revealed a 14 × 8 × 6 cm3 tumor attached to a 4 × 3 × 2 cm3 stalk of septal tissue. We describe a giant left atrial myxoma. We were not able to fi nd another myxoma as big as this one in the literature, so we are reporting it.

    Key words: Hypesthesia, myxomas, vertigo.