Salient Journal of Cardiology | Volume 2, Issue 2 | Review Article | Open Access
Stroke Center, Bichat-Claude-Bernard Hospital, Paris France
*Correspondence to: Bencherif LFulltext PDF
Myxoma is an intracardiac tumor that can lead to neurological complications, especially intracranial artery abnormalities. We report a patient's case, and we discuss the main neurological complications of myxoma.
We report the case of a 52-year-old patient who suddenly exhibited dysarthria and regressive left lower limb paresis within a few hours. A brain MRI revealed multiple bithalamic and left frontal subcortical ischemic strokes (IS) visible in diffusion and flair (Figure 1). Time-of-flight MRA did not reveal any noticeable abnormalities of the intracranial arteries.
Myxoma can be complicated by IS, related to emboli of tumor fragments. Secondary cerebral aneurysms secondary to myxoma are rarer. They can occur post-surgery . Such aneurysms are generally multiple and fusiform in 91% of cases, and more rarely saccular.
Myxoma, Microbleeds; Cerebral microanevrysms
Bencherif L, Guidoux C, Henry Feugeas MC. Intracranial Vascular Abnormalities in Myxoma: Regarding A Case, and A Literature Review. Sali Jour Cardi. 2023;2(1):1-3.