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An unusual case of giant cardiac fibroelastoma mimicking left atrial myxoma in a patient presenting with syncope.
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PMID:  22505235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are the most common primary valvular tumors. Generally benign, they account only for about 10% of all primary cardiac neoplasms, can occur in normal or diseased hearts, and are associated strongly with open heart surgery and radiotherapy. They are, in most cases, incidental findings, but can be discovered after syncope. We report the case of an elderly female, who was referred for syncope and was found to have a large fibroelastoma at the mitral valve annulus, intermittently obstructing the left ventricular inflow tract, and mimicking the presentation of left atrial myxoma. This case illustrates another potential mechanism of syncope in patients with fibroelastomas. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2012.
Georges Khoueiry; Fady Geha; Mustafain Meghani; Nidal Abi Rafeh; Basem Azab; Estelle Torbey; Kourosh T Asgarian; Michael Sicat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305.
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