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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-124

Right atrial myxoma presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin

1 Department of Cardiology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
2 Department of Clinical Appeals, BronxCare Health System, New York City, New York, USA
3 Department of Cardiology, Wexford General Hospital, Wexford, Ireland
4 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Banha, Egypt
5 Department of Cardiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology, Patna, Bihar, India
6 Department of Cardiology, Admiraal De Ruyter Hospital, Goes, The Netherlands
7 Department of Cardiology, Hamad Medical Corporation; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine University, Education City, Ar-Rayyan, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Narendra Kumar
Department of Cardiology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_16_19

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Most cardiac tumors are benign and localized to the left atrium. Right atrial myxomas are rare and mostly discovered during symptomatic workup or as an incidental finding. Usually, right atrial myxomas are comparatively asymptomatic compared to their left atrial counterparts and do not embolize to systemic circulation unless associated with other anatomical defects. We report a rare case presenting with a history of fever and diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. The myxoma was successfully removed surgically, and the patient has significantly improved clinically since then.

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