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Doctor insights on: Atrial Myxoma In Children

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Are there any permanent treatments for atrial myxoma?

Myxoma: Generally surgical removal of an atrial myxoma is successful if the situation is appropriate. ...Read more

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What's myxoma and how does one get it?

What's myxoma and how does one get it?

Myxoma: Myxoma is the most common primary cardiac neoplasm. It originates from the mesenchymal tissue of the heart. The manifestations depend on the location of the tumor. 80 % of myxomas originate in the left atrium, 20% is found in the right atrium. Unfortunateley, we don't know why and how one gets the tumor. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is myxoma and how do you get it?

Could you explain what is myxoma and how do you get it?

Cardiac tumor: It can present in all age group and commonly occur randomly but some times, a part of genetic syndrome. It is a gelatinous structure arise from the chambers of the heart, cause obstruction of heart valve, throw blood clots. In some people it can cause unexplained fever, weight loss, skin rash and joint pain. MRI or ultrasound of the heart help diagnosis. Surgical removal is usually curative. ...Read more

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What are the root cause of of having myxoma at the right side of the heart?

What are the root cause of of having myxoma at the right side of the heart?

Myxoma: These are benign growths that occur in the heart and the cause is really unknown and the treatment is to remove it surgically. Once removed they do not grow back usually. ...Read more

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I found out yesterday I have a suspected myxoma. I want a second opinion on urgency of further diagnosis & treatment?

I found out yesterday I have a suspected myxoma. I want a second opinion on urgency of further diagnosis & treatment?

You can't get a: Second opinion on Health Tap BASIC - we just provide general health information. You could use HealthTap Concierge or a local provider. Take care. ...Read more

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What is myxoma? How do you get it?

What is myxoma? How do you get it?

Benign tumors: Myxoid tumor of connective tissue
its claim to fame comes from being the most common primary tumor of the heart, particularly in the atrium.
myxoid is Greek for mucus
they have a gelatinous appearnce ...Read more

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What is myxoma? How do you get it?

What is myxoma? How do you get it?

Gelatinous tumor: Possiblyviral in origin a myxoma (Greek 'muxa' for mucus) is a myxoid tumor of primitive connective tissue. It is the most common primary tumor of the heart in adults arising in the left or right atriujm. But can also occur in other locations. Cutaneous myxoma and intramuscular myxoma are such sites of development or in a malignant version they can be found as lipomyxosarcomas ...Read more

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What can be done to help someone suffering from myxoma?

What can be done to help someone suffering from myxoma?

Resection: Myxomas are benign mucoid like lesions that are frequently found in a pedunculated form in the heart, more than 80 % arising in the left atrium They can also present in the cutaneous as well as Odontogenic form. In most instances surgical resection is advocated or actually required when compromise of cardiac function noted. ...Read more

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Are myxoma tumors painful when not located in the heart?

Are myxoma tumors painful when not located in the heart?

Unlikely: Myxomas are benign tumors. They are unlikely to cause pain as they grow very slowly. ...Read more

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I have a tumour with very rare pathology. It was sent to several well known specialists in australia. Two said that it is odontogenic fibroma and one said that it is odontogenic myxoma. Whom should I believe?

I have a tumour with very rare pathology. It was sent to several well known specialists in australia. Two said that it is odontogenic fibroma and one said that it is odontogenic myxoma. Whom should I believe?

Both tumors are rare: Both benign. There have been only 82 documented cases in english literature of cof and sometimes an odontogenic myxoma with fibrous features can be "mis-labeled" as a cof. Cof rarely recurs after enucleation and curettage. Odontogenic myxomas have a higher recurrence rate. If they are unilocular, then treatment is same as for cof with peripheral ostectomy. If multilocular, en-bloc resection. ...Read more

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I had an intramuscular myxoma removed. I now have bone dysplasia and need surgery again. Will I get cancer?

I had an intramuscular myxoma removed. I now have bone dysplasia and need surgery again. Will I get cancer?

No: Myxoma in muscle is a benign condition frequently associated with lipomatous changes. It does not cause problems when removed. There are many dysplasias of bone. The most common and even rare type is fibrous dysplasia where fibrous tissue develops in a discrete area of bone. It is rarely associated with malignancy and once treated or resected should resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Artrial septial defect with pulmonary hypertension in children?

Artrial septial defect with pulmonary hypertension in children?

Talk to MD: As long as there is no reversal of flow which can happen soon due to pulmonary hypertension, a surgical repair may be beneficial. The answer should be given by a cardiologist. Talk to the cardiologist please for your child's sake. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is right atrial enlargement reversible?

Is right atrial enlargement reversible?

Right atrial enlarge: You list scoliosis as a dx which can sometimes make the RA look bigger than it really is. True RAE can be reversible depending on the cause of the true RAE. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of left atrial enlargement?

What are the symptoms of left atrial enlargement?

Left atrial enlargem: Left atrial enlargement itself has no symptoms. If there is pathology like mitral insufficiency or mitral stenosis associated with left atrial enlargement, the symptoms are produced by the physiology of the pathologic lesion. ...Read more

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What is the significance of bilateral atrial enlargement?

What is the significance of bilateral atrial enlargement?

The atria: Are two of the compartments of the heart. Enlarged atria are not normal -see pcp, or cardiologist. ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Cardiology: I am not sure what you are asking here. The question is not clear. But, it surely sounds unexpected and I would make sure this youngster is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is more serious, atrial or ventricular fibrilation?

What is more serious, atrial or ventricular fibrilation?

Ventricular: Both are serious. However, vf is often associated with pending collapse of the circulatory system. Vf is a serious complication of acute heart attacks and other heart disease and must be treated aggressively, usually in the ICU setting. Af can be life threatening, but is often discovered incidentally and some live with it untreated. Untreated vf is usually fatal. ...Read more

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What is atrial flutter?

What is atrial flutter?

An atrial arrhythmia: The two top chambers of the 4chamber heart are called atria. The normal heartbeat is set off in sinus node, a concentrated bundle of heart cells that sets off the lub (contraction of atria) of the lub dub. Every single heart cell has the capacity to depolarize & set the chambers into contraction. Atrial fibrillation or flutter causes chaotic atrial contrctns. Ekg in flutter looks like a saw tooth. ...Read more

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What causes atrial arrhythmias?

What causes atrial arrhythmias?

Many causes: First off, need an ultrasound (echo) of your heart, because structural abnormalites of the heart are the first big cause that needs to be eliminated. If your heart is structurally normal, then the other big cause for atrial arrhythmias is diet and drugs -- especially any caffeine or diet pills. Finally, sometimes it is just idiopathic -- which means we cannot find a cause. ...Read more

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What is an atrial septum defect?

What is an atrial septum defect?

Hole in upper chmbrs: The ASD is a hole in the wall that is supposed to separate the upper chambers of the heart. ...Read more

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How do you define atrial flutter?

How do you define atrial flutter?

Flutter: Atrial arrhythmia rate 230-270 or so with a particular electrocardiographic pattern from abnormal focus of initiation in the atrium. ...Read more

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What can cause an atrial flutter?

What can cause an atrial flutter?

Several things: In general atrial flutter is often seen in the setting of an enlarged atrium (which in turn is a result of an enlarged left ventricle), or it could be because of underlying congenital heart disease, or it could just happen without any real well known understanding of exactly why. ...Read more