Cerebral embolism complicating left atrial myxoma: a case report

  • Zairi Ihsen
  • Mssaad Hela
  • Mzoughi Khadija
  • Jnifene Zouhayer

Abstract

Cardiac myxoma are the most common benign primary cardiac tumors that can lead to many complications as described in literature. Here we report the case of a boy aged 11 that was referred for etiological diagnosis of ischemic stroke. Transthoracic echocardiography reveals a myxoma in the left atrium. Patient was referred to surgery. The diagnosis was confirmed and the mass was completely resected.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24

Author Biographies

Zairi Ihsen
Department of Cardiology, Habib Thameur Public Hospital, Bab El Fallah, Tunis, Tunisia
Mssaad Hela
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, La Rabta Hospital,
Tunis, Tunisia
Mzoughi Khadija
Department of Cardiology, Habib Thameur Public Hospital, Bab El Fallah, Tunis, Tunisia
Jnifene Zouhayer
Department of Cardiology, Habib Thameur Public Hospital, Bab El Fallah, Tunis, Tunisia
Published
2016-09-16
Section
Articles

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