A CASE OF LEFT MYXOMA WITH SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL REMOVAL
Jiang Yaping Liu Yazhu Liu Bo Department of Cardiosurgery,The First Affiliated Hospital,Hengyang Medical College
A case of female patient with left atrial myxoma is reported. The ultimate diagnosis was established by means of echocardio- graphy before operation.Although she had a high temperature,an open-heart surgery was performed with cardiopulmonary by pass and local profound hypothermia in heart.The atrial septal and left atrium was explored by right atriotomy.A larger myxomatous mass with pedicle was found and located in the left atrium in the midpoint of the fossa ovalis.The myxoma was removal fully together with a part of the atrial septum on its margin. Postoperative period was uncomplicated and her temperature was normal.The patient was discharged in good condition.The myxoma excised was confirmed by pathological study. Finally,a brief discussion is made on clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of left atrial myxoma.