Primary tumors of the aorta

Ashish Kumar Das, Konda Subba Reddy, Pan Suwanjindar, Alison Fulmer, Carmelindo Siquiera, H. Storm Floten, Albert Starr

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Primary tumors of the aorta are rare and are usually malignant. Thirty-three cases are reported in the world literature, of which 2 are myxomas. The diagnosis is difficult and is commonly made postoperatively or at autopsy. We present a case of intraluminal aortic myxoma that presented as recurrent arterial emboli and was managed successfully. This case showed the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1526-1528
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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