ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare myxoma in the right ventricular outflow tract
Demet Menekşe Gerede1, Aydan Ongun1, Serkan Durdu2, Aynur Acıbuca1, İrem Dinçer1
1Departments of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.11533
A 71-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for routine cardiac evaluation. Transthoracic echocardiography upon cardiac murmur showed a 1.9x2.9 cm right ventricular mass, protruding into the pulmonary artery during systole. Although the mass caused a maximal resting outflow gradient of 22 mmHg due to the obstruction of the pulmonary artery during systole, the patient was asymptomatic. Transesophageal echocardiography indicated a suspicious diagnosis of the right ventricular myxoma. The surgical excision of the intracardiac mass was scheduled due to an increased risk of embolism. The histopathological diagnosis was myxoma.
Keywords : Myxoma; right ventricle; three-dimensional echocardiography
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