Atrial myxoma causing cerebral embolic ischemic stroke as the first presentation in an apparently asymptomatic young male with birth asphyxial injury: a case report

Akash Mathur, Dinesh Gurjar, Arvind Lakesar, Ramkrishna Sai, Arun Agrawal, Hemant Malhotra


A myxoma is the most common primary tumor of the heart. It has been reported as the source of a cardiogenic embolism. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to detect the myxoma early to prevent complications like cerebral embolic stroke. This report presents the case of a 40-year-old male with birth asphyxial injury whose first clinical manifestation of atrial myxoma was an ischemic stroke. Atrial myxoma was later confirmed as the cause of his symptoms by echocardiography and cardiac CT scan along with Doppler studies.


Atrial myxoma, Embolic ischemic stroke

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