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Infected multiple fibroelastomas in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16359068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are rare benign tumors of the heart with potential for life-threatening complications. The incidence of multiple lesions is less than 10% of all reported cases. Preoperative transesophageal echocardiography is important for detecting all cardiac sites involving this tumor, because excision of all such tumors must be performed to prevent serious complications. Here, the first ever case is reported of multiple infected papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve, aortic valve and left ventricular outflow tract with massive mitral insufficiency in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Jean-François Fuzellier; Camille Brasselet; Sophie Perotin; Pierre-Fréderic Torossian; Damien Metz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-19     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  848-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hôpital Robert Debré, Reims, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*,  diagnosis
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  diagnosis
Fibroma / complications*,  diagnosis
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  diagnosis
Comment In:
J Heart Valve Dis. 2006 Jul;15(4):591-3   [PMID:  16901060 ]

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