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Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma presenting as acute stroke.
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PMID:  23761612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present a case of a young woman who was initially diagnosed with acute stroke with no obvious risk factors. Preliminary investigation with transthoracic echocardiography and subsequent advanced imaging with transoesophageal echocardiography suggested the diagnosis of a benign cardiac tumour on the anterior leaflet of mitral valve. The patient underwent urgent surgical resection. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of cardiac papillary fibroelastoma. She made complete clinical recovery with no recurrence of symptoms.
Atif Saleem Abbasi; Mark Da Costa; Terry Hennessy; Thomas John Kiernan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
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