Left ventricular myxoma – an unexpected cause of dyspnoea and fever in a young patient


Authors: T. Sattran 1;  F. Toušek 1;  L. Pešl 1;  A. Mokráček 2
Authors‘ workplace: Kardiocentrum - kardiologie Nemocnice České Budějovice, a. s., České Budějovice, přednosta prim. MUDr. František Toušek, FESC 1;  Kardiocentrum - kardiochirurgie Nemocnice České Budějovice, a. s., České Budějovice, přednosta doc. MUDr. Aleš Mokráček, CSc. 2
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2012; 58(11): 878-880
Category: Case Reports

Overview

Primary cardiac tumours are rare. In 75% of cases, these are benign, mainly myxomas. The present case study describes a patient with an impressive epidemiological history, examined at a department of infectious diseases for progressing dyspnoea and subfebrile states. As part of differential diagnosis, the patient was sent for cardiological examination. Echocardiography unexpectedly revealed tumour of the left ventricle that explained patient’s symptomatology. The tumour was then quickly removed using right minithoracotomy and histology confirmed myxoma. The patient was, also due to the miniinvasive nature of the intervention, discharged from the hospital to home care on the 4th day of hospitalization with practically no complaints.

Key words:
cardiac myxoma – dyspnoea – subfebrile states


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Diabetology Endocrinology Internal medicine

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