Myxoma of the Superior Vena Cava Origin Presented as a Right Atrial Mass

  • Feridoun Sabzi Cardiovascular Medical Center of Imam Ali Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Babak Nasiri Cardiovascular Medical Center of Imam Ali Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran.
Keywords: Heart neoplasms • Myxoma • Vena cava, superior

Abstract

Myxomas 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.

Published
2015-10-11
How to Cite
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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):202-204.
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Case Report(s)