|IMAGE IN CARDIOLOGY
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 123-124
Atrial myxoma with malignant appearance and dual arterial supply
Savvy Nandal MBBS , Anastasia Vlachadis Castles MHPEd, BMBS, BRadMedImag (Hons), DipLang , Om Narayan MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Department of Cardiology, The Northern Hospital, Epping, Victoria, Australia
|Date of Submission||15-Apr-2020|
|Date of Decision||16-May-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||18-May-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||26-Sep-2020|
Dr. Savvy Nandal
185 Cooper Street, Epping, Victoria, 3076
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Nandal S, Castles AV, Narayan O. Atrial myxoma with malignant appearance and dual arterial supply. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2020;9:123-4
| Case Report|| |
We present a case of a 67-year-old female with cerebrovascular accident and newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation where cardiac workup including echocardiogram demonstrated a 1.8 cm × 2 cm sessile left atrial mass with internal vascularity, attached to the posterior wall and adjacent to and partially invading the left upper pulmonary vein [[Figure 1] and [Figure 2], Videos 1 and 2]. Coronary angiogram showed a large vascular mass supplied by atrial branches from the left circumflex artery and right coronary artery and extensive contrast flow from the mass into the left atrium [Figure 3] and [Figure 4]. Thereafter, the patient underwent surgical resection where histology demonstrated a benign myxoma requiring extensive patch reconstruction of the left atrium. She was discharged home after an unremarkable postoperative course.
|Figure 3: Left atrial myxoma supplied by atrial branches from the right coronary artery|
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|Figure 4: Left atrial myxoma supplied by atrial branches from the left circumflex artery|
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Left atrial myxoma blood supply is usually from the left circumflex artery and occasionally from the right coronary artery; left and right coronary arteries supplying myxoma are an uncommon finding. Cardiac myxomas commonly demonstrate some vascularity and benign appearance; however, highly vascular cardiac tumors are usually malignant, making this case of extensively vascular atrial myxoma rare.
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| References|| |
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