Sudden death due to cardiac myxoma.


Primary tumours of the heart are rare, their incidence ranging from 0.0017 to 0.28 per cent in various autopsy series (Colucci and Braunwald, 1992). Thirty per cent of these tumours are cardiac myxomas (McAllister and Fenaglio, 1978). The latter are histologically benign but potentially lethal. Sudden death is reported in 15 per cent of cases and is mainly… (More)


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