Atilla Sezgin, Hakkı Tankut Akay, Bahadır Gültekin, Banu Bilezikçi

Keywords: Myxoma, heart neoplasms, vimentin.


In this short report, we present the succesfull surgical traetment of a patient who had an echocardiographic diagnosis of left ventricular mass during her routine controls. This patient was treated by surgical excision of the ventricular mass and after the pathological examination the diagnosis was "myxoma like sclerotic calcified mass". The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on day 7 of surgery. The follow-up period lasted for 2 years without any event and the echocardiograms revelaed no residual or reccurrent lesions. Surgical resection of intracardiac masses are necessary and safe treatment options but there is not a standardization about the type of surgical options. The localization of the mass has the key role in determining the type of the surgical approach. In this case aortotomy provided a good access and facilitated the exposure of this rare myxoma like sclerotic calcified mass.