Spinal cord ischemia and left atrial myxoma.

  title={Spinal cord ischemia and left atrial myxoma.},
  author={Genjiro Hirose and H Kosoegawa and M Takado and Kenji Shimazaki and Eiki Murakami},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={36 7},
A 62-year-old man had an acute, transient, flaccid paraplegia. Examination showed a primary cardiac tumor with emboli to major branches of the aorta. A myxoma was removed from the left atrium, and normal function returned. Left atrial myxoma should be suspected as a cause for embolism to the CNS.