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Surgical treatment of giant intramural left ventricular fibroma in an adult patient with refractory ventricular tachycardia.
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PMID:  20796089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cardiac fibromas are rare benign tumors predominantly diagnosed in children and teenagers. We report a 57-year-old male patient with class II dyspnea and angina. During electrocardiographic assessment, recurrent ventricular tachycardia was present and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a giant (12.5 × 5 × 4 cm) intramural left ventricular tumor compatible with cardiac fibroma. After surgical biopsy and histological confirmation, open-heart surgical resection was successfully performed. After nine months of follow up, the patient remains asymptomatic without evidence of ventricular tachycardia.
Javier Gualis; Mario Castaño; Jesús Gómez-Plana; Carlos Martín; David Alonso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  656-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital de León, León, Spain.
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