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Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Online ISSN 1827-1782
Meier M. R., Dietl C. A., Fischer E. G., Raizada V.
Very few patients diagnosed with right atrial myxoma associated with tricuspid valve endocarditis have been reported in the literature. We report a patient who underwent resection of a huge right atrial myxoma and tricuspid valve replacement, because of endocarditis and severe tricuspid regurgitation. The excised right atrial tumor was a glandular type atrial myxoma, and the tricuspid valve was seeded with multiple wart-like vegetations, which grew Streptococcus mutans. His postoperative course was completely uneventful. We hypothesize that the repeated endothelial trauma on the tricuspid valve caused by the large mucin-producing tumor predisposed to tricuspid valve endocarditis.