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Cardiac Myxoma B065
Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||32 of 2017|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||33 of 2017|
Changes from previous Instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 212.7
- ICD-10-AM Codes: D15.1
Cardiac myxoma is a benign neoplasm of the heart. They generally arise in the atria. Cardiac myxomas are extremely rare. Metastatic cancer involving the heart is far more common.
Confirming the diagnosis
The diagnosis needs to be confirmed by histological evidence. A cardiac tumour can be identified by imaging (e.g. cardiac ultrasound), but histology is required to confirm the tumour type.
The relevant medical specialist is a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Myxomas can be found incidentally or may cause symptoms that can mimic other heart conditions. Clinical onset will be when a mass, subsequently confirmed to be a myxoma, was first identified, or when symptoms, later attributed to the myxoma, first manifest.
The only worsening factor is for inability to obtain appropriate clinical management. Appropriate treatment generally invoves prompt resection of the tumour.