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Asymptomatic right atrial myxoma in acromegalic man: a case of Carney complex
  1. GIANLUCA IACOBELLIS,
  2. CIRA R T DI GIOIA,
  3. GUIDO TAMBURRANO

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Carney complex is a rare familial multiple syndrome characterised by myxomas, endocrine overactivity, schwannomas, and spotty pigmented lesions on the skin. We report a case of a man with right atrial myxoma, acromegaly, multiple cystic skin lesions, and thyroid nodules. The Carney complex is a rare cause of right atrial myxoma.

Acromegaly and right atrial myxoma association is infrequent in this syndrome. We discovered myxoma in this patient only by following up the acromegaly. In fact, it developed asymptomatically. So it is very important in the patient with cardiac myxoma to investigate the presence of manifestations of endocrine overactivity and cutaneous lesions suggesting Carney complex.

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