ROBERT H. FRANKENFELD, M.D.; CARLTON H. WATERS, M.D.; RICHARD C. STEINER, M.D.
Unilateral atrial myxomas have been reported with increasing frequency in the past few years.1, 2, 3 The left atrium is involved more commonly than the right, the ratio being about three to one. The present case of large pedunculated myxomas occupying both the right and left atria is believed to be the first such case reported.
A 22 year old white female student entered Seaside Memorial Hospital on August 20, 1957, complaining of cough and fatigue. She had been well until May, 1957, when fever, generalized aches and weakness were present for a few days. A rapid heart
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FRANKENFELD RH, WATERS CH, STEINER RC. BILATERAL MYXOMAS OF THE HEART(BILATERAL MYXOMAS OF THE HEART*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:827–838. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-4-827
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(4):827-838.
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