An unusual marrow transplant complication: Cardiac myxoma

D. Baronciani, E. Angelucci, P. Polchi, F. Martinelli, E. Mariotti, A. Marzocchi, M. Longo, S. Poggi, S. Pileri, G. Lucarelli

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We report a right atrial myxoma which suddenly developed in a thalassemic patient after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. The tumor was first detected by echocardiography on day +47 after transplant and the patient underwent surgical removal of the myxoma on day +103. The post-operative course was uneventful, and at more than 3 years from the event, he is alive and well, cured from his congenital disease, with no detectable intra-cardiac tumor. The onset of the myxoma in the early post-transplant period and the extremely high velocity of growth suggest a possible relationship of this condition with the immunosuppressive status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-827
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 1998


  • BMT
  • Myxoma
  • Thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation


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