Anaesthetic management of a rare variety of cardiac myxoma for emergency decompression laminectomy

  • S Yemul-Golhar
  • S Shinde
  • K Kelkar


Primary cardiac tumours are rare. Right ventricular myxomas and a combination of right atrial and ventricular myxomas are very rare. A patient with myxoma has several problems, including haemodynamic compromise in a particular position, embolisation and hypoxaemia because of low output and possible shunts. All of these problems increase the risk of having anaesthesia. We present a case of a rare combination of right atrial and ventricular myxoma. A patient presented with sudden onset paralysis of both limbs and was posted for emergency decompression laminectomy.

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