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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Multiple recurrences in a nonfamilial cardiac myxoma

1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Cardiovascular Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Maryam Chenaghlou
Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/rcm.rcm_7_21

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Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors, with an estimated incidence of 0.5 per million individuals annually. Although surgical resection is curative however, postoperative tumor recurrence has been reported, especially in familial and complex type of myxoma. Literature reviews reveal only a few cases of recurrence in sporadic cardiac myxoma. Herein we have reported a case of sporadic cardiac myxoma, with multiple recurrences after surgical resection. The possibility of repeated recurrence of cardiac myxomas demonstrates the importance of regular echocardiographic surveillance after surgical resection in order to detection of recurrence even in non-familial and non-syndromic cases. Further evaluations, including genetic analysis of patients with recurrent cardiac myxomas, are warranted to investigate the exact nature of these tumors.

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