Beye SM1*, Ndichout A2, Diop KR1, Tabane A3, Rissonga MK1, Diouf Y3, Sarr SA3, Fatou AW3, Kane AD1
1Cardiology Department, Regional Hospital of Saint Louis Senegal
2Radiology Department, Regional Hospital of Saint Louis Senegal
3Cardiology Department, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital (Dakar) Senegal
Corresponding Author: Dr. BEYE Serigne Mor
Address: Cardiology Department, Regional Hospital of Saint Louis Senegal; Email: email@example.com
Received date: 06 October 2019; Accepted date: 21 October 2019; Published date: 06 December 2019
Introduction: Left atrial myxoma is a rare benign tumor. It can be an embolic complication such as an ischemic stroke.
Case presentation: It was a 48 years old patient who was referred to our unity for the etiological investigation of an ischemic stroke. She did not have personal medical and surgical history. She had a recent right hemiplegia. The cardiac auscultation found a mitral diastolic murmur. The brain CT showed a recent ischemic stroke in the superficial and deep left sylvian territory. The transthoracic echography revealed a myxomatous mass, responsible of an obstacle of the left ventricular filling. Anticoagulation by antivitamin K (AVK) had been initiated and a resection of the mass indicated.
Conclusions: The left atrial myxoma is a rare benign tumor whose mode of revelation can be an embolic complication. The Echocardiography is reference imaging modality in diagnosis with a high sensitivity.
Citation: Beye SM, Ndichout A, Diop KR, Tabane A, Rissonga MK, Diouf Y, Sarr SA, Fatou AW, Kane AD. Left Atrium Myxoma Revealed by an Ischemic Stroke: About a Case. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Dec 06;2(3):136-139
Copyright © 2019 Beye SM, Ndichout A, Diop KR, Tabane A, Rissonga MK, Diouf Y, Sarr SA, Fatou AW, Kane AD. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Left Atrial Myxoma; Embolism; Ischemic Stroke