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Case report
Giant right atrial myxoma presenting as right heart failure: a rare manifestation
  1. Sourabh Agstam,
  2. Basant Kumar,
  3. Neelam Dahiya and
  4. Vivek Singh Guleria
  1. Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sourabh Agstam; sourabhagstam{at}; Dr Basant Kumar; basantvimal{at}


A 37-year-old man was presented in outpatient clinic of cardiology department with symptoms of easy fatigability and progressive increasing generalised anasarca since 5 months. Echocardiogram showed large mass of 9.8×7.8 cm in size in right atrium, attached to interatrial septum. Urgent opinion of thoracic surgeon was taken and surgical excision of mass under cardiopulmonary bypass was done. The tumour was large, fragile and histology confirmed it as myxoma. The patient made a good recovery and his symptoms resolved completely on follow-up.

  • heart failure
  • cancer intervention
  • clinical diagnostic tests

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  • Contributors BK and SA have made the manuscript. ND and VSG have helped in collection of data.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.