RARE CASE OF LEFT ATRIAL MYXOMA DIAGNOSED ON CARDIAC CT
Dr. Malvika Shitak* and Dr. Ishan Sharma
Most of the cardiac tumors are metastases; primary tumors of the heart are seen rarely. Benign tumors account for 77% and malignant tumors for 23% of primary cardiac tumors. Cardiac myxoma accounts for 24.4% of the benign tumors, and is the most common type of primary heart tumor in adults. These myxomas develop most frequently in the atria, with the left atrium being involved three times more often than the right. CT is presently the second method for evaluating the condition of a patient with suspected myxoma prior to surgery. It provides the necessary quantitative information. Cardiac CT was done in our patient which shows a polypoidal enhancing pedunculated mass in the LA with pedicular attachment to the fossa ovalis reaching upto the mitral valve.
Keywords: Cardiac myxoma, cardiac CT, fossa ovalis.
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