Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Sub-Acute Bowel Obstruction Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case of Synchronous but Unrelated Left Atrial Myxoma and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

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

*Correspondance to: Ashok Kar 

Fulltext PDF

Abstract

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.

Citation:

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.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter