Myxoma of the Left Atrium
Diagnosis Made during Life with Operative and Postmortem Findings
A case of intra-atrial myxoma manifested clinically by evidences of mitral stenosis and peripheral emboli is presented in detail. The diagnosis was made during life and confirmed by angiocardiography. The surgical procedure, attempted as a last resort, is described, as are the postmortem findings. This case points the way to possible surgical cure in similar lesions.
- © 1952 American Heart Association, Inc.