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Cardiac myxoma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 30 January 2018, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

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Related topics: Myxoma, heart myxoma

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Definition / general
  • Cardiac myxoma contains endothelial cells in fibromyxoid matrix, is associated with Carney syndrome, and is considered a separate entity
  • Pedunculated masses, usually attached to left atrial wall by a pedicle
  • More vascular and cellular than other myxomas
  • May embolize
  • May arise from endocardial subendothelial cells
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