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Entire left atrial myxoma presenting as a saddle embolus
  1. M. Kulkarni,
  2. I. McD. Jessiman,
  3. S. French
  1. Thoracic Surgical Unit, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire
  2. Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough


    A case is presented in which a complete left atrial myxoma became detached and lodged in the aortic bifurcation. Shortly after it had been removed the patient suffered cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

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