ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Recurrent familial cardiac myxomas in a mother and daughter with Carney’s syndrome
Nazmiye Selçuk Kapısız, Hasan Fahri Kapısız, Orhan Veli Doğan, Ertan Yücel
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara
We presented familial recurrent cardiac myxomas and goiter in a mother and her daughter with Carney’s syndrome. A 42-year-old woman and her 13-year-old daughter developed recurrent myxomas 1.5 years and four years after surgery for left atrial myxoma, respectively. Both were operated on for recurrent left atrial myxomas. One interesting point was that the recurrent myxoma in the mother originated from the endothelium over the patch placed in the first operation. Since Carney’s syndrome is much more than a cardiocutaneous disorder, medical evaluation and follow-up of patients and their first-degree relatives are needed.
Keywords : Heart atria; heart neoplasms; myxoma/genetics/surgery; recurrence; skin pigmentation; syndrome
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