Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108--110

First successful atrial myxoma excision in Nigeria: A 21-year follow-up


Dabeluchi Chiedozie Ngwu, Vincent Adindu Okwulehie, Martins Anthony C Aghaji 
 Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, UNTH, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dabeluchi Chiedozie Ngwu
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, UNTH, Enugu
Nigeria

A young man presented to our institution in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III, following a referral from a peripheral hospital where he had been on asthma treatment for over 8 years until he developed digital clubbing, and further clinical evaluation suggested cardiac disease. The preoperative diagnosis of left atrial myxoma was confirmed with transthoracic echocardiography. He had successful excision of the tumor, made a quick recovery, and has remained in NYHA Class I, with no cardiac events.


How to cite this article:
Ngwu DC, Okwulehie VA, Aghaji MA. First successful atrial myxoma excision in Nigeria: A 21-year follow-up.Nig J Cardiol 2018;15:108-110


How to cite this URL:
Ngwu DC, Okwulehie VA, Aghaji MA. First successful atrial myxoma excision in Nigeria: A 21-year follow-up. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];15:108-110
Available from: https://www.nigjcardiol.org/article.asp?issn=0189-7969;year=2018;volume=15;issue=2;spage=108;epage=110;aulast=Ngwu;type=0