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An unusual case of focal epilepsy

Authors:

BMAC Balasuriya,

Registrar, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Jagath C Wijesekara ,

Neurologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Sunil Perera

Neurosurgeon, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Primary tumours of the heart are rare. Three fourths of these tumours are benign, and nearly half of these benign tumours are myxomas. Embolisation from left atrial myxoma to the cerebral hemispheres, brainstem, cerebellum, retina and spinal cord has been recorded. Embolisation may take the form of a transient ischaemic attack or infarction. We discuss here a case of multiple cerebral metastatic deposits of a cardiac myxoma, which presented as focal fits several years after resection of the primary tumour.

Key words: Cerebral aneurysm, embolisation, myxoma

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v50i1.1589

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.50(1) 2005 pp30-31

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i1.1589
How to Cite: Balasuriya, B., Wijesekara, J.C. and Perera, S., 2010. An unusual case of focal epilepsy. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(1), pp.30–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i1.1589
Published on 04 Feb 2010.
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