Left Atrial Myxoma Resection

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Case description

Myxoma is a benign tumor consisting of primitive connective tissue. It is the most frequent primary tumor of the heart in adults, however it can also occur in other locations. Considering the heart, myxomas are typically located in atria, 86% occur in the left atrium. Usually, they are pedunculated with a stalk that is attached to the fossa ovalis in the interatrial septum, and they can cause symptoms such as tachycardia, dyspnea, weight loss, hemoptysis and sudden death. The mainstay of diagnostics is echocardiography and MRI. Typically myxomas are removed surgically, such procedure is shown on the video above

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