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Transient loss of peripheral vision as the presentation of left atrial myxoma.
  1. J Bolo-deoku, Jr,
  2. R T Orchard and
  3. P N Fison
  1. Ophthalmic Department, Sutton Hospital, Surrey.


    A 42-year-old man developed transient loss of vision in both eyes. On echocardiography to investigate a systolic murmur and determine the potential source of emboli, a large left atrial myxoma was diagnosed. This was removed successfully leaving no visual or neurological deficit.

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