July 14, 2018:

Tumor in the Heart: A large benign( non cancerous) Left Atrial Myxoma prolapsing across the Mitral Valve and causing mitral stenosis symptoms as a result of obstruction at the opening ( orifice) of the mitral valve and thereby decreasing blood flow across the valve and raising the pressure in the lungs. Also, breakage of the tumor can cause death from obstruction of the left ventricle outflow and Aortic Valve. The tumor was excised from its origin on the inter Atrial septum and the residual septal defect closed with an autologous pericardial patch ( pericardium taken from the patient) by Open Heart Surgery.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Sunil Dawka, Sr. Consultant, CTVS deptt., GNRC Dispur.

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