We report an interesting case of a patient presenting with a constellation of symptoms and signs, all of which may be attributable to an underlying left atrial myxoma
The lab and radiology tests done show that the woman was suffering from myxoma
, which is a benign heart tumor that grows in the left atrium.
The patient had originally undergone excision of a right atrial myxoma
and tricuspid valve replacement by Dr.
Of these upstream referrals, 9 patients were referred for surgery: 5 were for valve replacements, 3 for the correction of atrial septal defects and 1 for surgery of an atrial myxoma
Now the researchers have found that the myxoma
virus, found in rabbits, can do double duty, quelling the unwanted side effects of a bone marrow transplant and destroying cancer cells, said the study published in the journal Blood.
An odontogenic myxoma
is a rare, benign tumor that is found almost exclusively in the facial bones, usually the mandible.
Immunocontraceptive effects on female rabbits infected with recombinant myxoma
virus expressing rabbit ZP2 or ZP3.
The seriousness of the tumour - a left atrial myxoma
- meant she was immediately referred to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
Other cardiac causes include valvular heart disease, prosthetic heart valves, post-myocardial infarction, ventricular aneurysm, atrial myxoma
, and paradoxical embolism in a patient with a patent foramen ovale.
Although dengue was his major interest, he also supervised research on other arboviruses (chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, vesicular stomatitis, and yellow fever) and on measles, rabies, hepatitis B, smallpox, shope fibroma, myxoma
, and polio viruses.
Current early stage melanoma treatments require minor surgery to cut out the cancer cells and healthy skin around a mole but the new research has created a peptide, or a chain of amino acids, that mimics how the proteins of the myxoma
virus interact with melanoma cells.
The description of extragnathic odontogenic sinonasal myxoma
is rarely reported in the literature (1).