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July 1979

Spinal Cord Ischemia and Left Atrial Myxoma

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Neurology (Dr Hirose, Kosoegawa, Takado, and Shimazaki) and Cardiology (Dr Murakami), Department of Internal Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(7):439. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500430069011

• A 62-year-old man had an acute, transient, flaccid paraplegia. Examination showed a primary cardiac tumor with emboli to major branches of the aorta. A myxoma was removed from the left atrium, and normal function returned. Left atrial myxoma should be suspected as a cause for embolism to the CNS.