[The myxoma syndrome: "cardiac myxoma, cutaneous pigmented lesions and peripheral and endocrine neoplasms". Apropos 2 cases].


We present two cases, mother and son, with "syndrome myxoma". Both had cardiac myxoma and cutaneous pigmented lesions. The son had a cutaneous myxoma and the mother had been diagnosed as having Cushing's syndrome caused by adrenal adenoma. The "syndrome myxoma" is a systemic disease which causes cardiac, cutaneous, and breast myxomas, adrenal disease, testicle and pituitary tumours. Whenever it is diagnosed all first relatives should be tested for the syndrome. The patient should be re-examined every six-twelve months, due to frequent recurrence of cardiac myxoma.


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