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
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
Keywords: Left Atrial Myxoma; Embolism; Ischemic Stroke
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.