General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 67, Issue 10, pp 891–893 | Cite as

Recurrence of cardiac myxoma in the right atrium with Carney complex following resection of myxomas in both ventricles

  • Takashi AndoEmail author
  • Hiroshi Goto
  • Kazuma Date
  • Hiroshi Okada
  • Makoto Takeda
  • Katsuhiko Kasahara
Case Report


We describe a case of Carney complex (CNC), a rare hereditary condition, that resulted in the development of cardiac myxomas. We would like to emphasize that we detected the first myxomas in both ventricles, followed by the second myxoma in the right atrium, although cardiac myxomas often originate in the left atrium. We highlight the heightened risk of recurrence and emphasize the importance of performing regular ultrasonic cardiac echography to preclude such outcomes.


Carney cpmlex (CNC) Cardiac myxoma Recurrence 



The authors would like to thank Springer Nature ( for the English language review.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yokohama Rosai HospitalYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Kanto Central HopitalTokyoJapan

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