Brain metastasis of cardiac myxoma: case report and review of the literature

Altundag M., Ertas G., Ucer A., Durmus S., Abanuz H., Calikoglu T., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY, cilt.75, sa.2, ss.181-184, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11060-005-1859-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.181-184


Cardiac myxoma is the most common benign heart tumor. Cardiac myxoma can be a sporadic lesion (93% of cases) and usually occurs in women over 30 years. Complete surgical removal of the myxoma and its cardiac attachment is usually curative. The frequency of recurrences in cardiac myxomas varies between 3% for sporadic cases and 22% for cases of Carney complex. Recurrence has been related to incomplete excision, multifocality, and embolism of tumor fragments. We report a case with multiple brain metastases presumably due to tumor embolization from previously operated cardiac myxoma.