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Chirurgia 2006 February;19(1):37-40

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Mitral valve myxoma in a patient with chronic renal failure. Report of a case and review of 39 cases of mitral valve myxoma

Lin B. C. 1, Lee C. S. 1, Chen Y. F. 2, Liang H. Y. 1, Hwang Y. S. 1

1 Division of Cardiology Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Cardiac myxoma arising from the mitral valve is extremely rare. A thorough survey of the literature indicates that only 39 cases of mitral valve myxoma have been reported. We describe a case of 66-year-old woman with chronic renal failure who was hospitalized due to exertional dyspnea. A mass attached to the anterior leaflet of mitral valve was accidently found on echocardiography. Surgical excision was performed and the pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of myxoma. Additionally, a brief clinical review has been attempted in these reported cases.

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