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Cerebral embolism complicating left atrial myxoma: a case report

Zairi Ihsen
Mssaad Hela
Mzoughi Khadija
Jnifene Zouhayer


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

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