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Tricuspid valve papillary fibroelastoma: an unusual cause of dizzy spells.
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PMID:  22143091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An 81-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of dizzy spells was found to have a mass in the right atrium on transthoracic echocardiography. The patient underwent successful surgery to excise the mass, which was arising from the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve. Histology showed a papillary fibroelastoma. Although management is still controversial when such tumours are found incidentally in asymptomatic patients, surgery may be considered, especially if the tumour is large, due to the high risk of embolism.
Gt Karapanagiotidis; N Lees; P Howlett; M Zakkar; M Sarsam
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-5
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Title:  Perfusion     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-111X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8700166     Medline TA:  Perfusion     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George's Hospital, London, UK.
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