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Rapidly growing mass on the tricuspid valve in an elderly woman: a diagnostic dilemma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15713866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastoma is a rare, benign cardiac valve tumour, which can mimic conditions such as atrial myxoma and infective endocarditis. CASE REPORT: An elderly lady presented with shortness of breath and chest pain and a mass on echocardiogram, which was confirmed on surgical excision to be a papillary fibroelastoma. DISCUSSION: There were aspects of this lady's case that caused confusion over the diagnosis and showed how rare conditions can cause diagnostic problems.
Claire Dow; Kris Warren; Kula Ranjandayalan; Mike Dymond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Age and ageing     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0002-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Age Ageing     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-16     Completed Date:  2005-08-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375655     Medline TA:  Age Ageing     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal London Hospital, Healthcare of the Elderly, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis,  surgery
Chest Pain / etiology
Combined Modality Therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Dyspnea / etiology
Fibroma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Tricuspid Valve* / pathology,  surgery
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery

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