Left atrial myxomas
(LAM), the most common primary tumours of the heart are unusual or rare in the
elderly. Moreover, elderly patients often present with non-specific symptoms
that are frequently overlooked in the absence of a supporting cardiac history
which makes an early diagnosis challenging. Herein, we reported large LAM in 70-year-old
Iraqi Kurdish male who was presented with minimal obstructive symptoms and the diagnosis
was not suspected clinically but discovered by trans-thoracic echocardiography
(TTE) followed by successful surgical excision. Although atrial myxomas are
benign, they have potential serious complications which mandate prompt therapy.
Due to low morbidity and mortality besides its excellent outcome even in the
elderly, surgery is the preferred choice of treatment for LAMs.
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Mahmoud, D. , Aldoori, J. and Taha, A. (2014) Giant Left Atrial Myxoma in an Elderly Man: Case Report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
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