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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'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 dont know why and how one gets the tumor. ...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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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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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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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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