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Intracardiac Atypical Leiomyoma Involving All Four Cardiac Chambers and the Aorta
1 Department of Medicine,Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA
2 Department of Cardiology,Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA
3 Department of Family Medicine,Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA
4 Department of Pathology, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2014, 15(3), 271–275; https://doi.org/10.3909/ricm0731
Published: 30 September 2014
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare gynecologic disease that can be complicated with intracardiac involvement. All reported cases with cardiac extension involved the right cardiac chambers. Intracardiac leiomyoma may present with dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, lower extremity swelling, or syncope. This is a unique case of a 40-year-old asymptomatic woman with incidental finding of a cardiac murmur. Echocardiography showed an echodensity in all cardiac chambers. Urgent cardiac surgery revealed an intracardiac leiomyoma, extending from the inferior vena cava and involving all four cardiac chambers and the aortic root.
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