Right atrial myxoma in a patient with Budd‑Chiari syndrome (RCD code: VI‑1A.1)

Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Bilal Hussain, Faiza Rasheed

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Budd‑Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare clinical disorder which is caused by obstruction of the major hepatic veins or suprahepatic portion of the inferior vena cava. Either thrombosis or a mechanical venous obstruction may be present. BCS has been shown to be associated with a number of diseases including polycythaemia vera, myeloproliferative disorders, malignancy or congenital web of the gastro‑intestinal tract. Right‑sided cardiac tumours, although rarely reported as a cause for BCS, are generally considered as a surgically curable cause for this otherwise potentially lethal clinical condition. JRCD 2018; 3 (6): 219–221.


rare disease; cardiac tumour, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; computed tomography; echocardiography; cardiac surgery


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20418%2Fjrcd.vol3no6.300


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