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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 551-553

Right atrial myxoma in a 65-year-old female: A rare presentation


Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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V Sahitya
Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_66_18

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Primary tumors of the heart are quite rare found in 0.04% of autopsies. In decreasing order of frequency, the benign tumors encountered in the heart are myxoma, lipoma, fibroelastoma, rhabdomyoma, hemangioma, and lymphangioma. Malignant tumors are still rare such as rhabdomyosarcoma, angiosarcoma, and malignant mesothelioma. Myxoma is the most common primary tumor of the heart comprising about 50% of all primary cardiac tumors. Majority of them occur in the age group of 30–60 years. Myxomas may be located in any cardiac chamber or the valves, but 90% of them are situated in the left atrium. We here present a case of myxoma in the 65-year-old female which is located in the right atrium.


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