alexa Loose-Flapping Left Atrial Myxoma Fragment Identified on 3D- Echocardiography

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Loose-Flapping Left Atrial Myxoma Fragment Identified on 3D- Echocardiography

A 74-year-old female presented with her second episode of stroke over the past two weeks. During the work-up, a left atrial myxoma was discovered and was found to be the cause of embolic phenomenon that caused her previous strokes. The patient underwent surgical excision of the tumor. Figure showing the myxoma on 3D-transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) that was obtained intra-operatively. Myxomas are the most common type of benign cardiac tumors. Although they are benign in nature, they may causes catastrophic events from tumor embolization, mitral valve obstruction, or myocardium invasion.

 
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