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Case report
Giant right atrial myxoma presenting as right heart failure: a rare manifestation


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.

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