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Tricuspid valve myxoma in a patient with congestive heart failure.

Vizzardi E, D'Aloia A, Chiari E, Nardi M, Zanini G, Cabras R, Faden G, Maiandi C, Cas LD - Cases J (2010)

Bottom Line: Myxomas are the most frequent benign primary cardiac tumours (50% of benign heart tumours).This kind of tumour is most likely to be localized in the left atrium, followed by the right atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle.Quite exceptional is the presence of a myxoma originating from the tricuspid valve or from the Eustachian valve.

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Affiliation: Section of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Applied Experimental Medicine, University Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. enrico.vizzardi@tin.it.

ABSTRACT
Myxomas are the most frequent benign primary cardiac tumours (50% of benign heart tumours). This kind of tumour is most likely to be localized in the left atrium, followed by the right atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle. Quite exceptional is the presence of a myxoma originating from the tricuspid valve or from the Eustachian valve. We describe the case of a woman with moderate dyspnoea of unknown origin and the presence of tricuspid myxoma who underwent tricuspid valve curettage.

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Mentions: A 44-year-old woman was evaluated for moderate dyspnoea of unknown origin. She had already undergone other clinical and instrumental tests that had ruled out pulmonary genesis. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a mobile hyperlucent mass measuring 0.9 × 1.6 cm, with suspected tumoral myxoma located on the septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve and moving through and from the tricuspidal annulus (Figs. 1 and 2), with moderate tricuspid regurgitation and mild valve stenosis (mean gradient 8 mmHg, systolic pulmonary artery 45 mmHg). The patient underwent chest X-ray examination and thoracic CT, revealing no pathological condition.


Tricuspid valve myxoma in a patient with congestive heart failure.

Vizzardi E, D'Aloia A, Chiari E, Nardi M, Zanini G, Cabras R, Faden G, Maiandi C, Cas LD - Cases J (2010)

Image of mass through the tricuspid valve.
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Figure 2: Image of mass through the tricuspid valve.
Mentions: A 44-year-old woman was evaluated for moderate dyspnoea of unknown origin. She had already undergone other clinical and instrumental tests that had ruled out pulmonary genesis. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a mobile hyperlucent mass measuring 0.9 × 1.6 cm, with suspected tumoral myxoma located on the septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve and moving through and from the tricuspidal annulus (Figs. 1 and 2), with moderate tricuspid regurgitation and mild valve stenosis (mean gradient 8 mmHg, systolic pulmonary artery 45 mmHg). The patient underwent chest X-ray examination and thoracic CT, revealing no pathological condition.

Bottom Line: Myxomas are the most frequent benign primary cardiac tumours (50% of benign heart tumours).This kind of tumour is most likely to be localized in the left atrium, followed by the right atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle.Quite exceptional is the presence of a myxoma originating from the tricuspid valve or from the Eustachian valve.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Section of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Applied Experimental Medicine, University Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. enrico.vizzardi@tin.it.

ABSTRACT
Myxomas are the most frequent benign primary cardiac tumours (50% of benign heart tumours). This kind of tumour is most likely to be localized in the left atrium, followed by the right atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle. Quite exceptional is the presence of a myxoma originating from the tricuspid valve or from the Eustachian valve. We describe the case of a woman with moderate dyspnoea of unknown origin and the presence of tricuspid myxoma who underwent tricuspid valve curettage.

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Related in: MedlinePlus