ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
CARDIAC MYXOMA IN CHILDHOOD
Vedat Erentuğ, Nilgün Ulusoy Bozbuğa, Serpil Gezer, Kaan Kırali, Gökhan İpek, Esat Akıncı, Cevat Yakut
Koşuyolu Kalp Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Although cardiac myxomas are most common intracardiac mass in adults, the existance of myxomas in childhood is extremely rare. Myxomas may have familial inheritance and risk of fatal complications as arrthymia, sudden death, embolic events. We presented succesfully operated two cases with cardiac myxoma localized in the left atrium that were diagnosed echocardiographically before occurring any complication.
Keywords : Myxoma, cardiac tumor, intracardiac mass
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