The vanishing tumor: A right atrial myxoma with unusual aspects

Chaim Putterman, B. Tadmor, D. Rosenmann, D. Gilon, A. S. Abraham

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Abstract

We describe an 80-year-old woman who presented with acute pulmonary edema. Laboratory evaluation revealed an increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, anemia, and hyperglobulinemia. Revision of a transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiogram performed several months before revealed a right atrial myxoma, which was not present on a repeat study during the present hospital admission. Radionuclide pulmonary perfusion showed multiple small defects, an observation compatible with tumor embolization. Right atrial myxoma is a rare condition, especially in the elderly. Nevertheless, atypical presentations of pulmonary emboli, particularly in conjunction with unexplained systemic manifestations, should focus attention on the diagnostic possibility of a right atrial myxoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Elderly
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

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Myxoma
Neoplasms
Lung
Blood Sedimentation
Pulmonary Edema
Embolism
Radioisotopes
Anemia
Perfusion
Observation

Keywords

  • echocardiography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pulmonary emboli
  • right atrial myxoma
  • transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Putterman, C., Tadmor, B., Rosenmann, D., Gilon, D., & Abraham, A. S. (1995). The vanishing tumor: A right atrial myxoma with unusual aspects. Cardiology in the Elderly, 3(3), 227-230.

The vanishing tumor : A right atrial myxoma with unusual aspects. / Putterman, Chaim; Tadmor, B.; Rosenmann, D.; Gilon, D.; Abraham, A. S.

In: Cardiology in the Elderly, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, p. 227-230.

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Putterman, C, Tadmor, B, Rosenmann, D, Gilon, D & Abraham, AS 1995, 'The vanishing tumor: A right atrial myxoma with unusual aspects', Cardiology in the Elderly, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 227-230.
Putterman C, Tadmor B, Rosenmann D, Gilon D, Abraham AS. The vanishing tumor: A right atrial myxoma with unusual aspects. Cardiology in the Elderly. 1995;3(3):227-230.
Putterman, Chaim ; Tadmor, B. ; Rosenmann, D. ; Gilon, D. ; Abraham, A. S. / The vanishing tumor : A right atrial myxoma with unusual aspects. In: Cardiology in the Elderly. 1995 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 227-230.
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