All That Glitters Is Not Gold and All Myxoid Tumors Are Not Myxomas

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Kambiz Mozaffari 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Mozaffari K . All That Glitters Is Not Gold and All Myxoid Tumors Are Not Myxomas, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2012 ; 4(1):e8766.

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Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 4 (1); e8766
Published Online: September 12, 2016
Article Type: Review Article
Received: September 12, 2016
Accepted: April 05, 2012

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Abstract

Primary tumors of the heart are rare, as opposed to metastatic lesions in this organ.
Among the primary tumors, cardiac myxoma is the most prevalent neoplasia.
Here, we discuss the varied nature of myxoid lesions, which may be mistaken for
myxomas, in two categories: benign and malignant.
Not only should the pathologist, but also the cardiac surgeon, be familiar with the diagnostic
pitfalls and the differential diagnoses of myxoid lesions of the heart.
Echocardiographic findings, the rapidity of symptom development, and the location of
the tumor, all serve as clues to a better approach in such patients

Keywords

Cardiac tumors,Myxoma,Myxofibrosarcoma

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