Kar A1,2*, Sudarsanam A1, Papaspyros S2 and Prasad S2
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
Primary cardiac tumours are an extremely rare entity, which may be completely asymptomatic or present with a wide range of clinical symptoms and signs such as congestive heart failure, murmurs, stroke or arrhythmias. We discuss the case of a 53 year old with synchronous but unrelated left atrial myxoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of a patient with an atrial myxoma incidentally discovered as part of staging following a diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
Kar A, Sudarsanam A, Papaspyros S, Prasad S. Sub-Acute Bowel Obstruction Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case of Synchronous but Unrelated Left Atrial Myxoma and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1075.