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INTERESTING CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Left Atrial Myxoma: A Great Masquerader with Multiple Clinical Faces – A Case Series


Institute of Cardiology, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohamed Iliyas
Institute of Cardiology, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_28_19

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While syphilis and pulmonary embolism are well known with the eponym of “The Great Masquerader,” atrial myxoma should also be given the eponym due to its variable presentations and frequent misdiagnosis. Myxoma is the most common primary tumor of the adult heart, which is silent and is discovered incidentally. We would like to present three consecutive patients who attended our department with different symptomatologies over a time frame of 2 months. Later, all the three patients were found to be having the same lesion in the left atrium.


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