Case Report
Volume 4 Issue 3 - 2021
An Elderly Patient with Left Atrial Myxoma
Ahmed Al Montasir1*, Md Younus Ali2, Ahmed Mohsen3 and Parvat Kuwar Chhetri4
1Resident Physician, Department of Medicine, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh
2Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh
3Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Cairo University, Egypt
4Intern Doctor, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed Al Montasir, Resident Physician, Department of Medicine, TMSS Medical College, Bogura, Bangladesh.
Received: July 20, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021




Abstract

Among the primary cardiac tumors atrial myxomas are the most common. It is a benign tumor that is relatively rare. Symptoms of mitral valve obstruction is the classic symptom myxoma; patients often present with features of cardiac failure or malaise. Symptoms of embolism is the second frequent presenting feature. Embolism can occur in several locations common one is cerebral emboli with stroke. Myxoma may also produce constitutional symptoms such as fever, weight loss. It has been observed that young and male patients suffer from neurologic symptoms more, and female patients have more systemic symptoms. In many cases due to nonspecific symptoms, early diagnosis may be a challenge. Left atrial myxoma may present with features of mitral stenosis. As mitral stenosis is still the most common sequel of rheumatic fever in developing countries, family physicians should be aware of the differentials that may cause mitral stenosis like features. A good number of patients having myxoma can be diagnosed preoperatively with echocardiography. A large myxoma occupying in the left atrium producing features of mitral stenosis in a 72 years male was evident in this case. Surprisingly he doesn’t have many symptoms for this.

Keywords: Myxoma; Left Atrium; Mitral Stenosis

Citation: Ahmed Al Montasir., et al. “An Elderly Patient with Left Atrial Myxoma”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 4.3 (2021): 73-76.

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