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J Korean Soc Vasc Surg. 1999 Nov;15(2):332-337. Korean. Case Report.
Jun HJ , Park JK , Ryu JW , Chung M , Park DK , Kim JT .
Department of Surgery, DanKook University College of Medicine, Korea. jkpark@anseo.dankook.ac.kr
Abstract

We describe a patient with an unusual cause of the occlusions of both femoral arteries by myxomas. A 41-year-old man presented with sudden onset of both leg pain and paresthesia. His hematological and cardiological status was normal. Lower peripheral angiography was performed and demonstrated thrombotic occlusion, both common femoral artery and superficial femoral and proximal portion of deep femoral artery. He was successfully treated with surgical and forgaty catheter extraction. Histologic finding was myxoma probably from cardiac origin. Cardiac investigations to determine the source of the myxoma, including 2-D echocardiography and Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) of the heart, failed to demonstrate residual myxoma in heart. No residual tumor or potential source of the tumor was found. The cause of both leg pain was the occlusions of the both common femoral arteries by myxomas. An entire cardiac tumor might have embolized with no detectable residual tumor in the heart; alternatively a myxoma might have originated as a primary tumor in the femoral artery.

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