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Open Access Case report

Recurrent cardiac myxoma in a 25 year old male: a DNA study

Marina Kontogiorgi17*, Vasiliki E Kalodimou2, George Samanidis3, Vasiliki Vartela4, Androniki Tasouli1, Abraham Ghiatas5, Loukas Kaklamanis6, Andreas Karabinis1 and Alkiviadis Michalis3

Author Affiliations

1 Critical Care Department, Onasis Cardiac Surgery Center Hospital, Athens, Greece

2 Flow Cytometry-Research & Regenerative Medicine Department, IASO Maternity Hospital, Athens, Greece

3 Cardiovascular Department, Onasis Cardiac Surgery Center Hospital, Athens, Greece

4 Department of Cardiology Onasis Cardiac Surgery Center Hospital, Athens, Greece

5 Radiology Department IASO Maternal Hospital, Athens, Greece

6 Pathology Department Onasis Cardiac Surgery Center, Hospital Athens, Athens, Greece

7 Critical Care Department, Onasis Cardiac Surgery Center Hospital, 356 Sygrou Avenue, Athens 17654, Greece

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:95  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-95

Published: 25 April 2013

Abstract

We present a 25 year old Caucasian male patient with multiple recurrences of cardiac myxomas after surgical removal of the original tumor. His mother was operated on for right ventricular myxoma. The genetic analyses disclosed an aneuploid DNA content by flow cytometry analysis. The familial form of the cardiac myxomas must be distinguished from Carney complex syndrome. A long- term echocardiographic follow up is recommended to patients and their first degree relatives with cardiac myxomas.

Keywords:
Cardiac myxoma; Aneuploid DNA