A rare case of classical Hodgkin's lymphoma in the setting of a newly diagnosed left atrial myxoma

Alexander J.avier Bolanos, George Dibu, Floyd W. Burke, Charles T. Klodell, Ying Li, Kenneth H. Rand, Alexandra R.ose Lucas

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Abstract

We report a rare case of left atrial myxoma with concomitant classical Hodgkin's lymphoma in a 36-year-old woman with a non-significant medical history and 4 months of progressively worsening palpitations, dyspnoea on exertion, chest discomfort and fatigue. Outpatient echocardiography revealed functional mitral valve stenosis as a result of a large left atrial cardiac mass. Preoperative thoracic imaging revealed an anterior mediastinal mass with associated lymphadenopathy. The patient underwent successful resection of the anterior mediastinal mass and left atrial mass. Surgical pathology revealed myxoma in the left atrium and classical Hodgkin's lymphoma in the anterior mediastinum. Thus the patient was diagnosed with early-stage classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. This clinical vignette emphasises the importance of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in the setting of a newly discovered atrial tumour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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