An unusual complication of myxoma of the left atrium

Lonský, V.; Kubícek, V.; Simek, J.; Rozsíval, V.; Stĕtina, M.; Simáková, E.; Kovalský, J.

Casopis Lekaru Ceskych 129(29): 917-918

1990


ISSN/ISBN: 0008-7335
PMID: 2393898
Document Number: 366462
The authors give an account of a 59-year-old female patient with a myxoma of the left atrium which was complicated by repeated multiple embolizations into the systemic circulation. The cause of death after a successful operation was haemorrhage into the abdominal cavity from a ruptured spleen, as a result of a new lienal infarction after embolization of a portion of the myxoma into the lienal artery, 24 before the operation. The authors emphasize the necessity of immediate removal of an intracardiac formation as soon as it is detected.

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