ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare cardiac tumor in childhood: right atrial myxoma
Adnan Taner Kurdal, Mazhar Eserdağ, İhsan İşkesen, Bekir Hayrettin Şirin
Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Manisa
Myxoma is a rare tumor in childhood and unlike left atrial localization is quite rare in right atrium. A 14-year-old male child presented with complains of exertional dyspnea and tachycardia. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a huge myxoma in the right atrium, closing the inferior vena cava orifice and causing tricuspid stenosis. Cardiopulmonary bypass was started only with superior vena cava cannulation. Inferior vena cava cannulation was performed after cardiac arrest due to the embolic risk. The total resection was performed by right atriotomy.
Keywords : Heart neoplasms; myxoma; tricuspid valve
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