Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Aga Khan University, "Infrequently, aneurysm formation and intracranial haemorrhages also occur. Incredibly rare are space-occupying lesions and malignant transformation. The authors report a case of a previously healthy middle-aged lady who developed recurrent and expanding intraparenchymal haemorrhages following resection of a left atrial myxoma without any primary disease recurrence. The case described is completely different from the described literature in that her intracranial vasculature was free of aneurysms on angiography despite central nervous system haemorrhage and no myxomatous or malignant features were seen on histology of the resected symptomatic occipital lesion."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The authors compare this case to the available literature and also provide a literature review."
For more information on this research see: Recurrent non-aneurysmal, metastatic intraparenchymal haemorrhages following resection of atrial myxoma - case report and literature review. Bmj Case Reports, 2012;2012():. (BMJ Publishing Group - group.bmj.com/; Bmj Case Reports - casereports.bmj.com/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Raza, Neurology Department, Stroke Service, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Karachi, Pakistan, Aneurysm, Angiology, Atrial Myxoma, Cardiovascular Research.
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