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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 1998 April;157(2):59-60

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Atrial myxoma. An unusual presentation

Fichera G., Matheou S., Tomassini B., Lioniello M.

Regione Piemonte - ASR-USL n. 12, Sicks’ Hospital - Biella


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Atrial ­myxoma is the ­most ­common prim­i­tive ­tumor of the ­heart. The symp­tom­a­tology ­which it pro­duces is so var­i­able ­that ­myxoma is ­defined as “the ­great sim­u­lator”. In the ­described ­case the ill­ness pre­sented ­itself in the ­guise of a not ­very ­well ­defined rheu­matic dis­ease.

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