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Primary myxoma of the aorta
  1. J. Gough1,
  2. W. Moreano
  1. Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California


    A case of primary myxoma of the aorta is described in a 62-year-old woman. The patient died following surgery in which a teflon graft was inserted to bypass the tumour which had caused partial obstruction of the ascending aorta. The tumour was limited to the subintima and had not metastasized.

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    • 1 Present address: Department of Pathology, Welsh National School of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff