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Korean Circ J. 1985 Sep;15(3):507-512. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.1985.15.3.507
Kim YD , Seo BK , Kwon OH , Lee HY , Lee MM , Seo JD , Lee YW , Rho JR , Ji JG .
Abstract

We present a case of recurrent left atrial myxoma which occurred 7 years and 10 months after initial operation despite resection of originaltumor and adjacent atrial septum. This is the first case report of recurrence in Korea. Among the possible causes of recurrence, regrowth from pretumorous focus seems to be the most suggesting one in this case. Histopathologic findings of recurrent myxoma showed increased cellularity with active proliferation and nuclear hyperchromasia. These findings, together with the rapidity of regrowth, suggest that recurrent myxoma may have 'wilder' behavior. Prolonged postoperative observation is important, even if ample resection was done at the initial operation including atrial septum.

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