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Neurological complication related to atrial myxomas

Baird-Gunning, Jonathan; Lalloo, Shivendra; Lueck, Christian; Das, Chandi

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Objectives Atrial myxoma is a rare neoplasm that accounts for approximately 50% of primary cardiac tumours. Neurological complications of atrial myxoma include stroke from tumour embolization and aneurysm formation. The pathogenesis of aneurysm formation is unclear. We present a patient whose myxoma was diagnosed following an embolic stroke and who was then diagnosed with the typical cerebral aneurysms related to the tumour. Case A 62 year old woman presented with left facial weakness and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/285339
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-316074.94

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