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      Cardiac Myxoma Metastasized to the Brain: Potential Role of Endogenous lnterleukin-6

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          Metastasis of a cardiac myxoma to the brain is extremely rare. We present the case of a 70-year-old man who had an atrial myxoma and two metastatic myxomas in the brain. The intra-cranial lesions were in fact diagnosed before the cardiac myxoma, since the patient developed hemiparesis before his cardiac symptoms occurred. Computerized tomography of the brain showed two high-density lesions, the larger of which was removed surgically. Follow-up computerized tomography revealed a progressive enlargement of the second lesion which was then resected. Histopathological examination showed all lesions to the benign myxomas. Interestingly, high concentrations of interleukin-6 were present in the patient’s serum and cardiac myxoma. Interleukin-6 may possibly potentiate metastasis of cardiac myxoma.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1993
          1993
          18 November 2008
          : 83
          : 3
          : 208-211
          Affiliations
          a2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Gunma University School of Medicine; bCollege of Medical Care and Technology, Gunma University, Maebashi, Japan
          Article
          175971 Cardiology 1993;83:208–211
          10.1159/000175971
          8281536
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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