Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(4): 248-250
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1240831
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Unidentified Retained Inferior Vena Cava Myxoma Detected by Intra-Operative Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiography

H. A. Vohra1 , N. J. Phillips1 , L. Nel1 , P. Diprose1 , S. K. Ohri1
  • 1Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
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Publication History

received October 25, 2009

Publication Date:
31 May 2010 (online)


We report a unilateral right atrial familial myxoma with a multicentric nature discovered during cardiac surgery. After the patient was weaned off cardiopulmonary bypass, an inferior vena cava myxoma was discovered with intra-operative trans-oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) which had been missed preoperatively and during surgery.


Dr. Sunil K. Ohri

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