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Papillary fibroelastoma on the mitral valve

Authors
  • Toda, Riichiro1
  • Iguro, Yoshifumi1
  • Moriyama, Yukinori1
  • Matsumoto, Hitoshi1
  • Taira, Akira1
  • 1 Kagoshima University, Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, 890-8520, Japan , Kagoshima
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2000
Volume
48
Issue
2
Pages
132–134
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF03218108
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

A 78-year-old woman was admitted with transient unknown fever and old cerebral infarction. An echocardiogram demonstrated mild mitral valve regurgitation and high echogenic mass on the mitral posterior leaflet Surgery was performed with the diagnosis of a healed infective endocarditis. A sea anemone-like appearance tumor, 8 mm in diameter, was located on the mitral posterior leaflet Annuloplasty was performed following removal of the tumor. A pathological examination confirmed the lesion was a papillary fibroelastoma. No evidence of infective endocarditis was seen. The cause of the fever remained unknown. The tumor was very fragile. Surgical removal was mandatory for preventing embolism despite the advanced age.

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