Mixoma de la aurícula izquierda

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El mixoma es un tumor benigno que se origina comúnmente en la aurícula izquierda del corazón. Acerca de 75% de los mixomas se forman en la aurícula izquierda; se originan en la pared que divide las cámaras inferiores del corazón o ventrículos y se manifiestan hacia el interior de la aurícula. Es necesario seguir un tratamiento para evitar la metástasis y la formación de coágulos. Además, sin tratamiento, el crecimiento del tumor puede obstruir el flujo sanguíneo hacia el corazón. Los mixomas se solucionan con extirpación quirúrgica.

Mixoma de la aurícula izquierda

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  • Last reviewed on 6/7/2012
  • Glenn Gandelman, MD, MPH, FACC Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and in private practice specializing in cardiovascular disease in Greenwich, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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