ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A cardiac myxoma detected during chemotherapy in an operated recurrent rectal cancer patient
Ahmet Barış Durukan, Hasan Alper Gürbüz
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Memorial Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13527
Cardiac myxomas constitute over 50% of benign cardiac tumors and are the most common primary cardiac tumors. Concomitance with other primary tumors is rare. In this article, we report a 57-year-old male patient operated for recurrent rectal cancer who was diagnosed with concomitant cardiac myxoma and coronary artery disease during the third course of chemotherapy following colon surgery. Two-vessel bypass simultaneous with cardiac myxoma excision was performed with repair of atrial septum using Teflon patch. In patients with concomitant malignancy, timing of surgery for cardiac pathologies incurable by medical treatment or interventional measures is crucial, and there is still no consensus on this subject.
Keywords : Coronary artery disease; myxoma; rectal neoplasms
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