Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : .., Vol.: 3, Issue.: 1

Case Report

ACCIDENTAL FINDING OF ASYMPTOMATIC MYXOMA OF THE RIGHT ATRIUM IN YOUNG ADULT: CASE REPORT

 

ZORAN JOVIC1*, EMIL BOSINCI1, SINISA RUSOVIC1, MARIJAN SPASIC1, PREDRAG DJURIC1, RADOJE ILIC1, RADOMIR MATUNOVIC1 AND ZORICA MLADENOVIC1

1Faculty of Medicine, Military Medical Academy, University of Defence, Belgrade, Serbia.

Abstracts

Introduction: Cardiac primary tumors are particularly uncommon lesions. Myxomas are the benign tumors, which most frequently originate in the left atrium and rather seldom in the right atrium.

Case Report: Asymptomatic, competitive athlete, 21 year old, firstly was examined by urologist because of edematous and painful testicles due to inflammation in order to prevent sterility. The routine MDCT of thorax was performed and the globular mass in the right atrium was obtained. Further we have made an echocardiography which findings were very suggestible for myxoma of the right atrium. After preparation patient underwent successfully cardiac surgery and pathohystology evaluation confirmed a diagnosis of myxoma.

Discussion: This is for the first time presented case of active athletes in adolescence with an asymptomatic myxoma of the right atrium. According to publications of previous authors, including even this one, regardless of its uncommon appearance we should consider the possibility to detect myxoma, during routine echocardiographic assessment of young active athletes.

Keywords :

Myxoma; right atrium; young adult.