Histology Course S III 16 Departement of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S III 16 atrial myxoma HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: C38.0; ICD-0: 8840/0

50-year-old female, few months' history of increasing shortness of breath, especially during the night. Syncope.
An echo reveals a globular tumour in the left atrium.
The operative specimen is oval-shaped, maximal diameter 3 cm, smooth surface, cut surface glassy, laced with blood

- Partly basophilic, poorly structured substance, penetrated by vessels and vessel proliferation, small star-shaped cell complexes, macrophages (partly iron loaded) and erythrocytes
- Smooth surface, incomplete endothelium