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Papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve chordae

Authors
  • Totsugawa, Toshinori1
  • Kuinose, Masahiko1
  • Yoshitaka, Hidenori1
  • Tsushima, Yoshimasa1
  • Ishida, Atsuhisa1
  • Minami, Hitoshi1
  • 1 Cardiovascular Center Sakakibara Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 2-1-10 Marunouchi, Okayama, 700-0823, Japan , Okayama (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 11, 2006
Volume
54
Issue
12
Pages
547–549
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-006-0052-z
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) commonly involves the native valve tissue, especially that of the left side of the heart. PFE originates less commonly from the valve of the right side of the heart and rarely from the valve chordae. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of chest discomfort in October 2005. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a highly mobile round mass measuring approximately 10 mm in diameter in the right ventricle. He underwent urgent surgery. The tumor was located at the middle of the tricuspid valve chordae and was excised under cardiopulmonary bypass with cardiac arrest. He had an uneventful recovery and was discharged from the hospital 15 days after surgery. The patient has been asymptomatic and remains well without tumor recurrence 7 months after surgery.

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