Mitral valve myxoma presenting with transient ischemic attac
Myxomas account for approximately half of all primary cardiac neoplasms. Most occur in the left atrium and only rarely are attached to the mitral valve, with just over 30 such cases reported in the literature.

Published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports, the authors present a case of a 32-year-old man presenting at an emergency department with symptoms of a transient ischemic attack.

Transesophageal echocardiography identified a mass originating from the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. The mass was surgically resected and histologically classified as a myxoma. He remained asymptomatic during the course of 5-year surveillance.

Case Learnings:-
- Although mitral valve myxoma is a rare clinical entity, the diagnosis should be considered in all young patients presenting with symptoms of stroke.

- These patients should undergo echocardiography early and prompt surgical resection must be undertaken once the diagnosis of mitral valve myxoma has been made.

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