Multiple Cerebral and Systemic Aneurysms in a Case of Left Atrial Myxoma – Are They Related?

Gaurav Chauhan, Vivek Singh, RV Phadke, Sapna Yadav and Vikas Aggarwa

Abstract
Cardiac myxomas are known to be associated with cerebral aneurysms, however the mechanism of aneurysm formation is still debatable. myxomatous tumor emboli to the vessel wall have been propounded as the plausible mechanism for aneurysm formation. Recent literature also implicates raised interleukin-6 (IL6), secreted by atrial myxomas, in the genesis of aneurysms. We describe a patient who presented with mild persistent headache, later diagnosed to be harbouring multiple unruptured cerebral and systemic aneurysms. Our case highlights the importance of radiological modalities in timely diagnosis of myxoma with its cerebral and systemic embolic complications.

Published on: May 20, 2019
doi: 10.17756/jnpn.2019-028
Citation:  Chauhan G, Singh V, Phadke RV, Yadav S, Aggarwal V. 2019. Multiple Cerebral and Systemic Aneurysms in a Case of Left Atrial Myxoma – Are They Related?. J Neuroimaging Psychiatry Neurol 4(1): 12-14.

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