Left atrial myxoma

1. Cardiac: Due mechanical inteference of cardiac function such as mitral valve obstruction producing symptom and sign of mitral stenosis, particularly with body positional effect.

2. Embolization producing symptom and sign of systemic emboli, including neurologic emboli.

3. Synthesis and secretion of interleukin-6 (IL-6), an inflammatory cytokine producing symptom and sign similar to infection, autoimmune disease or collagen-vascular disease (ie. rheumatic disorder, systemic vasculitis, periarteritis nodosa).

It is possible that our case presentation is related to the #3 and/or #2.


(Please contact Drs teskey and Jokolvsky for more information on this case)





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