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Fibroélastome papillaire de la valve mitrale révélé par un accident vasculaire cérébral ischémique

Authors
  • Ben Jmaa, H.
  • Masmoudi, S.
  • Hadj Kacem, A.
  • Abdennadher, M.
  • Mhiri, C.
  • Trabelsi, I.
  • Kammoun, S.
  • Chikhrouhou, H.
  • Frikha, I.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de Cardiologie et d Angéiologie
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Accepted Date
May 18, 2008
Volume
58
Issue
1
Pages
53–56
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ancard.2008.05.010
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

Papillary fibroelastoma is a benign primitive cardiac tumour, which can be associated with serious embolic complications. We report on a 37-year-old woman admitted for a cerebrovascular accident. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a small and pedunculated mass attached to the anterior mitral leaflet. Because of the severity of its symptoms and its high embolic potential, the tumour was surgically excised and histologically diagnosed as a papillary fibroelastoma. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was discharged at the third day. Papillary fibroelastoma must be surgically treated because of its high embolic potential and its severe prognosis.

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