Incidental papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve

Language
en
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2014-09-26
Issue Year
2014
Authors
Strecker, Thomas
Scheuermann, Sabine
Nooh, Ehab
Weyand, Michael
Agaimy, Abbas
Editor
Abstract

Primary cardiac tumors are very rare, papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) being the second most common benign tumor of the heart in previous series. However, as a consequence of increased imaging examinations, incidental PFE may represent the most common cardiac tumor. Their clinical presentation varies from incidental asymptomatic masses to severe life-threatening cardiovascular complications necessitating emergency surgery. Here we report the diagnostic evaluation and successful surgical resection of such a cardiac tumor in a 67-year-old woman. Histology confirmed diagnosis of a papillary fibroelastoma. This report demonstrates it’s necessary to include cardiac tumors in the differential diagnosis of subtle and non-specific cardiothoracic symptoms.

Journal Title
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume
9
Citation

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 9 (2014): S. 123 - 125. http://www.cardiothoracicsurgery.org/content/9/1/123

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