Cardiac myxomas: surgical treatment, long-term results and recurrence.

@article{Castells1993CardiacMS,
  title={Cardiac myxomas: surgical treatment, long-term results and recurrence.},
  author={Eduardo Castells and V Ferr{\'a}n and Maria Carmen Octavio de Toledo and Jose Maria Calbet and Miguel Benito and Carles Fontanillas and J M S{\'a}nchez Granados and Chikwelu Larry Obi and Emilio Saura},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
Long-term results of the surgical treatment of cardiac myxomas are not completely understood due to its recurrence. We review our experience in 27 operated cases with a follow-up to 22 years (mean 6.5 years), in order to throw light on results and review the problem of recurrence. One patient had a previous recurrent myxoma. At surgery we resect all the tumors and their attachment bases. We prefer a biatrial approach, ample resection and exploration of all cardiac chambers. Hospital mortality… CONTINUE READING