Fine-needle aspiration of a primary right atrial myxoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cardiac myxomas are rare neoplasms usually diagnosed by echocardiography. Preoperative tissue diagnosis is usually not obtained because of the location of these neoplasms. Their cytologic appearance has only been reported from touch imprints of operative specimens or aspirates of metastatic deposits. We report the cytologic appearance of a right atrial myxoma characterized by bland spindle cells and fragments of myxoid debris.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Layfield, LJ; Dodd, LG

Published Date

  • March 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 162 - 164

PubMed ID

  • 8964174

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-1039

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199603)14:2<162::AID-DC11>3.0.CO;2-K


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States