Myxoma of the Superior Vena Cava Origin Presented as a Right Atrial Mass
Keywords: Heart neoplasms • Myxoma • Vena cava, superior
AbstractMyxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumors. Myxomas are more common in the left heart chamber than the right side chamber. An extracardiac origin presenting as a right atrial mass is very rare. We present a case of myxoma originating in the superior vena cava (SVC) in a 24-year-old man, who underwent surgical resection. Preoperative two-dimensional echocardiography demonstrated a mass in the right atrium. Intraoperatively, the tumor was found to have originated from the SVC orifice. The tumor was excised from the SVC by opening the one-third proximal portion of the SVC. Pathological examination revealed a myxoma, and one-year follow-up showed no evidence of the recurrence of any tumors in the SVC.
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Sabzi F, Nasiri B. Myxoma of the Superior Vena Cava Origin Presented as a Right Atrial Mass. J Tehran Heart Cent. 8(4):202-4.