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Title
Atrial myxomas grow Faster than we think
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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).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Echocardiography: a journal of cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2010
ISSN
0742-2822
Volume/pages
27:10(2010), p. E128-E131
ISI
000284588400004
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 10.04.2017
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