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You are here: Contents > 2002 > Volume 11 Number 4 July 2002 > CASE REPORT > Right Atrial Myxoma Arising from the Eustachian Valve in a Patient with Colonic Polyposis

Right Atrial Myxoma Arising from the Eustachian Valve in a Patient with Colonic Polyposis

Pramod Bonde FRCS, Anand Sachithanandan AFRCSI, Alastair N. J. Graham FRCS, S. Geoffery Richardson FRCP, Dennis J. Gladstone FRCS

Right atrial myxoma arising from the Eustachian valve is rare, with only two reported cases; moreover, any association with colonic polyps is uncommon, with only one such case documented. A case is described of a 68-year-old male who presented with chronic anemia; an initial investigation revealed colonic polyps, but anemia persisted after polypectomy. Further investigation

revealed a right atrial myxoma arising from the Eustachian valve and prolapsing into the right ventricle through the tricuspid valve. After successful removal of the lesion, hematological indices returned to normal. In cases of persisting anemia, other rare causes such as atrial myxoma should be sought.

Right Atrial Myxoma Arising from the Eustachian Valve in a Patient with Colonic Polyposis

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