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Transesophageal echocardiographic localization of an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma during routine coronary artery bypass surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7719507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Papillary fibroelastomas are rare, primary cardiac tumors most often diagnosed incidentally at autopsy. These tumors have been associated with embolism, neurologic injury, coronary ischemia and sudden death. We report a case of clinical detection of an asymptomatic aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma by transesophageal echocardiography. The mass was an incidental finding during routine coronary artery bypass surgery. This finding dictated a change in the operative approach to include resection of the aortic valve mass in addition to coronary revascularization.
L Autz; K H Krieger; F S Yao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-22     Completed Date:  1995-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NY 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Connective Tissue / pathology
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Elastic Tissue / pathology
Fibroma / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Valve Diseases / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Interventional*

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