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Atrial Myxoma In Children
What do you suggest if my mother suffer with left atrial myxoma size is 30.25*20..80 what is the best treatment?
Only 1 treatment: There is only one treatment - surgical resection. Period. ...Read more
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 dont know why and how one gets the tumor. ...Read more
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
I found out yesterday I have a suspected myxoma. I want a second opinion on urgency of further diagnosis & treatment ?
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
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
Unlikely: Myxomas are benign tumors. They are unlikely to cause pain as they grow very slowly. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Have a history of intramuscular myxoma, bone Tumour. Now have a very palpable mass on the hip. All on left side. Do IM's occur in hip muscles?
Potentially: Yes, they can. I would certainly be seen as soon as possible and have it fully evaluated. ...Read more
I had a myxoma in left thigh. Found a lump in left upper arm I have a spot of dysplasia on femur. Could it be another myxoma or mazabrauds?
Myxoma: Yes you could have a myxoma of your upper arm. ...Read more
3cm firm painless intramuscular lump in thigh for 5 months. Bone OK. MRI + dye = avid enhancement. Not lipoma or myxoma. What could it be? Next step?
Hello, doctor, my mother is 55 years old, peritoneal false myxoma, left lung effusion, abdominal pain, emaciation, this disease can be cured?thank you
False myxoma.: I do not know how sick your mother is? Need much more information. Happy to do 2nd opinion. But she should be asking the questions. ...Read more
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