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Background of extreme weight loss and weakness - right atrial myxoma


Batinić, Tonći; Bulat, Cristijan; Karabuva, Svjetlana; Zekanović, Dražen; Šušak, Zorislav; Bonacin, Damir; Carević, Vedran; Fabijanić, Damir
Background of extreme weight loss and weakness - right atrial myxoma // Medica Jadertina, 43 (2013), 1-2; 73-76 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, stručni)


Naslov
Background of extreme weight loss and weakness - right atrial myxoma

Autori
Batinić, Tonći ; Bulat, Cristijan ; Karabuva, Svjetlana ; Zekanović, Dražen ; Šušak, Zorislav ; Bonacin, Damir ; Carević, Vedran ; Fabijanić, Damir

Izvornik
Medica Jadertina (0351-0093) 43 (2013), 1-2; 73-76

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, stručni

Ključne riječi
Constitutional symptoms; Myxoma; Weight loss; Laboratory abnormalities

Sažetak
A 63-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of extreme weight loss (about 20 kg within 6 months), weakness, fatigue, and biochemical abnormalities (high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, elevated C-reactive protein value, decreased hemoglobin, deviation in protein electrophoresis). Before admission he was extensively examined due to the commonest reasons for mentioned symptoms - occult malignancy, hematological, autoimmune, and infectious diseases. Echocardiography revealed a large tumor in the right atrium. The histology of surgically removed tumor revealed a cardiac myxoma. Five months later, patient remains well, with normal echocardiographic and laboratory findings ; his body mass increased by 15 kg. In this example we want to know biochemists with a rare, treatable, heart disease, which manifests with significant deviations in routine laboratory parameters. Early recognition of this disease allows faster healing of patients, and makes unnecessary performing more expansive laboratory analysis.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
KBC Split,
Medicinski fakultet, Split

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