Radical excisional therapy and total cardiac transplantation for recurrent atrial myxoma

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We describe the management of a recurrent atrial myxoma extending to the pulmonary veins and superior vena cava. Deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest with left atrial and caval excision was required to achieve complete resection of the tumor. The patient is alive and well without evidence of tumor recurrence 18 months after transplantation. Radical en bloc cardiac resection is feasible in selected cases of cardiac tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1107
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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