J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2011 Dec;19(4):221-223. 10.4250/jcu.2011.19.4.221.

Reversible Pulmonary Hypertension in Adolescent with Left Atrial Myxoma

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea. kks7379@cu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pediatrics, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

We report a patient of left atrial huge myxoma presenting with severe pulmonary hypertension in adolescents. A patient was a 14-year-old boy presented with sudden onset dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiographic study revealed the presence of a nodular, 4.34 x 8.11 cm sized, mobile, hyperechoic mass in the left atrium and severe pulmonary hypertension with tricuspid insufficiency. After surgical therapy, tricuspid regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension was decreased and the patient was stabilized and had an uneventful clinical course.

Keyword

Cardiac tumour; Pulmonary hypertension; Left atrial myxoma

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Dyspnea
Heart Atria
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Myxoma
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
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