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Embolic Myxoma

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Updated September 07, 2008

Embolic Myxoma

Stroke affecting the temporal lobe of the brain

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Definition: A Myxoma is the most common type of heart tumor. An embolic myxoma is a small fragment of a myxoma which breaks off from inside the heart, travels up to the brain via the bloodstream, and causes a stroke.

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