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World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr;4(2):220-2. doi: 10.1177/2150135112473124.

Left atrial myxoma in a child: a challenging diagnosis of a rare lesion.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Louisiana State University and Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA 70018, USA.

Abstract

An eight-year-old child presented with congestive heart failure, blurred vision, and unexplained constitutional symptoms. An echocardiogram demonstrated a giant left atrial mass that obstructed the mitral valve inflow. After excision of the myxoma, the patient had an uneventful recovery.

KEYWORDS:

cardiac tumor; myxoma; pediatric; surgery emergency

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