Title
Atrial myxomas grow Faster than we think Atrial myxomas grow Faster than we think
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University Hospital Antwerp
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Echocardiography: a journal of cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques. - Oxford
Volume/pages
27(2010) :10 , p. E128-E131
ISSN
0742-2822
ISI
000284588400004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The finding of a cardiac myxoma usually implies immediate consequent surgical excision to prevent embolic events. Reports with documented growth rate are therefore very rare, and the actual growth rate remains a controversial issue. We report the growth of a left atrial myxoma in an asymptomatic 65-year-old patient with several years of follow up for aortic valve disease. A MEDLINE search with the terms "cardiac myxoma and tumor growth" was performed. The calculated growth rate showed an average growth rate of 0.49 cm/month. These reports suggest that the growth rate of myxomas may be faster than is usually thought. (Echocardiography 2010,27:E128-E131).
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