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Revista Paraguaya de Reumatología

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QUINTERO, Lorena et al. Cardiac myxoma as a cause of ischemia in children. Case report. Rev. parag. reumatol. [online]. 2023, vol.9, n.2, pp.81-83.  Epub Dec 30, 2023. ISSN 2413-4341.

Cardiac myxoma is one of the most frequent benign tumors among cardiac tumors. It is characterized by the obstruction of blood flow due to thrombosis or embolus, resulting in heart failure with ventricular dysfunction, orthostatic syncope, ischemia of different organs depending on the affected artery, and even sudden death. We present 2 cases in pediatric patients: the first case, an adolescent with ischemic stroke and the second case is an adolescent with ischemia in the lower limbs due to a thromboembolism in the distal aorta. In both cases, the exeresis of the tumor was performed successfully.

Keywords : cardiac myxoma; cardiac tumors; pediatric; kids..

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