Document Detail

Resection of left ventricular fibroma with subacute papillary muscle rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21720472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac fibroma is a rare, benign tumor that occurs chiefly in children and rarely in adults. Most fibromas occur in the ventricles and may reach a very large size that complicates surgical removal. Herein, we report the case of a 38-year-old woman who presented with shortness of breath, fatigue, and lightheadedness and was found to have a 6 × 8-cm fibroma of the left ventricle. Surgical resection was successful, but 7 days later she developed sudden-onset severe mitral regurgitation due to partial disruption of the posterolateral papillary muscle. Mitral valve replacement with a 27-mm mechanical valve was performed. Five years later, the patient remained well, without evident tumor recurrence or cardiac dysfunction.Mitral valve dysfunction with regurgitation has been reported to occur before, immediately after, and late after the resection of left ventricular fibromas. To our knowledge, this is the 1st report of subacute papillary muscle rupture after the resection of a left ventricular fibroma. This case highlights the need to evaluate mitral valve function by carefully inspecting the resection margins after surgery and interpreting the echocardiographic results during the acute, subacute, and late time frames.
Monika J Leja; Lynda Perryman; Michael J Reardon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-01     Completed Date:  2011-10-31     Revised Date:  2013-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Fibroma / pathology,  surgery*
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Heart Rupture / etiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Papillary Muscles / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Tumor-like coronary atheroma: a modern coronary evaluation with a historical perspective.
Next Document:  Metastatic carcinoid tumor obstructing left ventricular outflow.