An intriguing Co-existence: Atrial myxoma and cerebral cavernous malformations: Case report and review of literature

Shikha Sharma, Daniel Tsyvine, Pierre D. Maldjian, Justin T. Sambol, Constantinos J. Lovoulos, Gal Levy, Amin Maghari, Marc Klapholz, Muhamed Saric

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Abstract

It is commonly postulated that neurologic complications of atrial myxomas are due to either direct tumor embolization or mycotic aneurysm of cerebral vasculature or rupture of mycotic aneurysms of cerebral arteries. However, the authors report the case of 63-year-old woman with a large left atrial myxoma whose progressive left-sided weakness was due to a different neurologic mechanism, namely, multiple bleeding cavernous malformations, which were visualized by magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Cerebral cavernous malformations coexist with mesenchymal anomalies of other organs, including the liver, kidneys, and retinas. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is only the second reported case of coexistent cerebral cavernous malformations and atrial myxoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110.e1-110.e4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Benign cardiac tumor
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Echocardiography
  • Left atrium
  • Myxoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Sharma, S., Tsyvine, D., Maldjian, P. D., Sambol, J. T., Lovoulos, C. J., Levy, G., Maghari, A., Klapholz, M., & Saric, M. (2011). An intriguing Co-existence: Atrial myxoma and cerebral cavernous malformations: Case report and review of literature. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 24(1), 110.e1-110.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2010.06.009