World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases

Volume 10, Issue 7 (July 2020)

ISSN Print: 2164-5329   ISSN Online: 2164-5337

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Right Atrium Myxoma in an 11-Year-Old Girl in Guinea

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DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2020.107042    413 Downloads   1,184 Views  Citations


The objective of this study was to describe the myxoma of the right atrium occurring in an 11-year-old girl. It was an 11-year-old girl weighing 22 kg, admitted for exertional dyspnea, dry cough, palpitations, hepatitis, abdominal bloating, fever evolving for more than 9 months without a history of known cardiovascular disease; referral from a pulmonology department for cardiomegaly and right pleurisy. At cardiac auscultation, the rhythm was irregularly fast at 130 beats without added noise with a blood pressure of 110/65 mmhg. In the lungs, there was silence and a decrease in vocal vibrations at the right base, SaO2 at 70%. Elsewhere a thoracic collateral venous circulation was visible. Electrocardiogram recorded rapid atrial fibrillation at 134 cycles. The cardiac ultrasound concluded that there was a mobile mass in the right atrium prolapsing in the right ventricle measuring 25 mm × 18.9 mm suggesting a myxoma. The myxoma of the right atrium is of a rare localization with a polymorphic clinical manifestation. It should be diagnosed as early as possible to avoid the occurrence of dreaded complications. Its management is surgical.

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Sory, B. , Yaya, B. , Abdoulaye, C. , Kokoulo, K. , Aly, S. , Diarra, K. , Morlaye, S. , Demba, T. , Aboubacar, C. , Bassirou, B. , Fatou, S. , Mariame, B. , Dadhi, B. and Mamady, C. (2020) Right Atrium Myxoma in an 11-Year-Old Girl in Guinea. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 10, 432-436. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2020.107042.

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