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Cavernous hemangioma of the mitral valve: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  19318977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac hemangiomas are rare cardiac tumors with fewer than 50 surgically treated cases reported in the literature. Incidence of valvular hemangiomas is extremely low, as cardiac valves are predominantly avascular structures. In this case report, we describe a 33-year-old woman who presented with progressively worsening cardiovascular symptoms. Echocardiography revealed a mitral valve mass for which she underwent surgical resection and mitral valve replacement. Histological examination of the mass revealed cavernous hemangioma of the mitral valve. Postoperative course was uncomplicated, and the patient's symptoms improved after surgery. Surgical excision of valvular hemangiomas appears to be curative in most cases and is the treatment of choice. Periodic echocardiographic follow-up is advised for early detection of tumor recurrence.
Vamsee Yaganti; Shailesh Patel; Sushmita Yaganti; Mark Victor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology*,  surgery
Mitral Valve / pathology*,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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