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Seung Kyu Choi 1 Article
A Case of Exceptionally Rapid Growing Cardiac Myxoma.
June Ho Bae, Jae Woong Choi, Geu Ru Hong, Sung Kee Ryu, Ji Young Park, Yu Min Jung, Jae Hoon Lee, Seung Kyu Choi
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2010;27(2):155-158.   Published online December 31, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2010.27.2.155
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Myxoma is the most common type of primary cardiac tumor and about 75% of myxomas occur in the left atrium of the heart. Most myxomas are diagnosed by echocardiography. The growth rate of myxoma is clearly unknown and newly developed myxoma is difficult to understand clearly the onset of growth. We describe the case of a newly developed huge left atrial myxoma (7x7 cm)which showed no echocardiographic evidence of the tumor four years ago. Four years later the patient underwent transthoracic echocardiography due to preoperative evaluation that was normal. Nine months later, she presented with dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a large mass located in left atrium. Pathology showed a myxoma that measured 7x7 cm implying a growth rate of 0.15x0.15 cm/month.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science