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Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve in a β-thalassemia patient.
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PMID:  21984141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Papillary fibroelastomas are uncommon benign tumors with frond-like growths usually arising from the heart valves. The identification of their presence is of major clinical importance owing to the fact that although rarely symptomatic they can cause coronary occlusion, stroke, and even sudden cardiac death. We present an asymptomatic 38-year-old woman with homozygous β-thalassemia in whom transthoracic echocardiography incidentally discovered an aortic mass. Two-dimensional echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of papillary fibroelastoma. Valvesparing tumor resection, even in asymptomatic patients, is recommended as the standard therapy procedure.
John Kokotsakis; Ioannis Nenekidis; Vania Anagnostakou; Ioannis Paralikas; Athina Giotopoulou; Theodoros Kratimenos; Vasiliki Karameri; Achilleas Lioulias
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  712-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Surgery Department, Evaggelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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