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LEFT ATRIUM MYXOMA REVEALED BY AN ISCHEMIC STROKE: ABOUT A CASE | Abstract

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: serigne-mor.beye@ugb.edu.sn

Received date: 06 October 2019; Accepted date: 21 October 2019; Published date: 28 October 2019

Abstract

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 Oct 28;2(3):74-77.

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

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