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Atrial myxoma: a review of the neurological complications, metastases, and recurrences
  1. Alonso L. Desousa,
  2. Jans Muller,
  3. Robert L. Campbell,
  4. Solomon Batnitzky,
  5. Laura Rankin
  1. Division of Neurological Surgery, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  2. Division of Neuropathology, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  3. Division of Neuroradiology, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  4. Internal Medicine of Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


    The neurological complications secondary to embolism from atrial myxoma are reviewed. A patient with intracranial and skeletal metastases is described to emphasise the malignant potentiality of this tumour. A classification of atrial myxoma metastases is presented.

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