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Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma as a reason of transient ischemic attack for a young patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17706802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a rare primary cardiac tumor. It occurs mainly in the endothelium of cardiac valves. Although cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are benign tumors, they have potential life threatening complications such as sudden death, stroke, and myocardial infarction. A young man who presented two syncope attacks referred to our hospital for cardiac examination. A mass was found attached to the anterior mitral leaflet, detected by transthoracic echocardiography. We planned an urgent surgery for the patient. During operation, we found out the cauliflower shaped mass on the atrial side of the anterior mitral leaflet. We excised the tumor completely without damage to the mitral valve. We confirmed the diagnosis histopathologically. Intracardiac tumors must be excised urgently due to severe complications. It's so important to protect native valve leaflets during the excision of papillary fibroelastoma with low rates of recurrence.
Ahmet Yavuz Balci; Ilyas Kayacioglu; Unsal Vural; Pinar Alkan; Mehmet Ates; Abdullah Kemal Tuygun; Ibrahim Yekeler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2007-08-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-16     Completed Date:  2008-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e86-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fibroma / complications*,  ultrasonography
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  ultrasonography
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*
Mitral Valve / pathology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Papillary Muscles / pathology*,  ultrasonography

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