Myxoma on a mechanical mitral valve annulus.


To date, myxoma on a mechanical valve annulus has not been reported. The case is reported of a 74-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital following the identification of an intracardiac tumor mass. Six years previously, the patient had received a mechanical valve implanted in the mitral position. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile hypoechogenic tumorous mass attached to the anterior annulus of the prosthesis. The tumor was successfully treated by surgical excision, and a diagnosis of myxoma was confirmed both clinically and pathologically.

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@article{Rolf2011MyxomaOA, title={Myxoma on a mechanical mitral valve annulus.}, author={Tanina Rolf and Piergiorgio Tozzi and Juan Fernando Iglesias and Salah D. Qanadli and Ludwig Karl von Segesser}, journal={The Journal of heart valve disease}, year={2011}, volume={20 5}, pages={599-600} }