Left Atrial Myxoma in a Child: A Challenging Diagnosis of a Rare Lesion

Steffan Sernich, Aman Chauhan, Dhiraj Singh, Hans Fuchs, Joseph Caspi

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An eight-year-old child presented with congestive heart failure, blurred vision, and unexplained constitutional symptoms. An echocardiogram demonstrated a giant left atrial mass that obstructed the mitral valve inflow. After excision of the myxoma, the patient had an uneventful recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • cardiac tumor
  • myxoma
  • pediatric
  • surgery emergency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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