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Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve: a sudden death case of coronary embolism with myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10978627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Papillary fibroelastoma is a rare benign tumor, occasionally causing angina or sudden death. We report an autopsy case of an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma with coronary artery embolism. The patient was a 68-year-old Japanese man who had collapsed suddenly in his house. He was a heavy drinker and had a history of liver disease but no notable cardiac event. The autopsy revealed extensive transmural infarction of the inferior wall of the left and right cardiac ventricles. The distal portion of the right coronary artery (segment 4, NYHA) was completely occluded by tumor emboli of the fibroelastoma. At the site of closure of the aortic non-coronary cusp, there was a typical papillary fibroelastoma, which was considered to have originated the coronary embolization.
A Takada; K Saito; A Ro; S Tokudome; T Murai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-16     Completed Date:  2000-11-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine, Saitama Medical School, Saitama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve*
Cause of Death
Coronary Thrombosis / complications*,  pathology*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Fibroma / complications*,  pathology*
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*

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