Resection of a large left atrial myxoma combined with mitral valve repair via a vertical right axillary thoracotomy in a pediatric patient

Lena E. Trager, Carlos Miranda, Benjamin Kloesel, Sameh M Said

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Abstract

Cardiac myxomas are extremely rare in the pediatric population; however, if they do develop, they occur most often in the left atrium. We present a 16-year-old male who had a murmur discovered during a routine sport examination. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed a large left atrial tumor that caused severe inflow obstruction to the left ventricle and at least moderate mitral valve regurgitation. Through a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing vertical right axillary thoracotomy, he underwent complete resection of the mass, combined with posterior mitral valve annuloplasty. A histopathological examination confirmed a cardiac myxoma.

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© The Author 2021. Published by MMCTS on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Cardiac tumor
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Myxoma
  • Right thoracotomy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

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