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Left atrial myxoma in transplanted heart
  1. W W Yap,
  2. K Bhattacharya,
  3. V Pathi
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Wan W Yap
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6 NT, UK;


Primary cardiac tumours are discovered in about 1 in 2000 necropsies. Cardiac myxomas make up half of all benign intracardiac tumours. Seventy five per cent are located in the left atrium. The first left atrial myxoma arising from the left atrium of a transplanted heart is reported.

  • cardiac transplantation
  • echocardiography
  • myxoma
  • tumour
  • left atrium

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