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A rare case of familial recurrent left atrial myxomas

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N. Sakthiraj ,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Registrar in Medicine
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S. Ghetheeswaran,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Consultant Physician
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S. Uthayakumaran

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Consultant Physician
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Abstract

A 41-year-old female who had a left atrial myxoma excised was readmitted 21 months later with a recurrence which was also successfully excised. Suspecting a familial trait for atrial myxoma, close questioning of the patient regarding the health of her close relatives revealed that her 21 year daughter had recently become unwell with a cough and shortness of the breath on exertion. Investigations revealed that the daughter also had a left atrial myxoma which was successfully excised. When confronted with a rare recurring atrial myxoma it is essential to consider a familial trait and exclude this condition in close family members.
How to Cite: Sakthiraj, N., Ghetheeswaran, S. and Uthayakumaran, S., 2017. A rare case of familial recurrent left atrial myxomas. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 48(2), pp.80–81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v48i2.7826
Published on 27 Dec 2017.
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