Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84--86

Left atrial myxoma mimicking severe mitral stenosis and severe pulmonary hypertension


Balarabe Sulaiman Aminu1, Kamilu Musa Karaye2, Nasir Ishaq2, Shehu Kana2, Muzammil Muhammad Yakasai2, Mahmud Umar Sani2 
1 Department of Medicine, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Balarabe Sulaiman Aminu
Department of Medicine, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Kano
Nigeria

Cardiac myxomas are the most commonly encountered benign intracardiac tumors. Although the left atrium is the most commonly involved in majority of cases, myxoma can arise in any cardiac chamber. We present the case of a 53-year-old female with background hypertension, who presented with the features of heart failure and found to have large left atrial myxoma mimicking severe mitral stenosis and severe pulmonary hypertension. She had the excision of the myxoma mass. The case illustrates that atrial myxoma is the diagnosis to keep in view as an occasional cause of cardiac murmur even in a society with a high prevalence of rheumatic valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathies.


How to cite this article:
Aminu BS, Karaye KM, Ishaq N, Kana S, Yakasai MM, Sani MU. Left atrial myxoma mimicking severe mitral stenosis and severe pulmonary hypertension.Nig J Cardiol 2020;17:84-86


How to cite this URL:
Aminu BS, Karaye KM, Ishaq N, Kana S, Yakasai MM, Sani MU. Left atrial myxoma mimicking severe mitral stenosis and severe pulmonary hypertension. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 29 ];17:84-86
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