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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

    Authors:

    Atoosheh Rohani, Vahid Akbari1

    Yasuj University of Medical Science,

    1Sajjad Hospital, Yasuj,Iran.

    Abstract:

    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.