Pan African Medical Journal

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OEdème aigue du poumon en rapport avec un myxome enclavé dans la valve mitrale

Ali Derkaoui, Mohammed Khatouf


Left atrial myxomas are benign tumors are benign tumors that can be life-threatening depending on their location. We report the case of a 70 years old female patient, enrolled in our training program for the management of respiratory distress associated with acute hemodynamic pulmonary edema. Echocardiography objectified mitral valve myxoma associated with left atrial dilation and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The patient underwent emergency surgical resection of tumor carried out under extracorporeal circulation.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

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