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Primary lipomatous tumors of the cardiac valves.

Authors
  • Benvenuti, L A
  • Mansur, A J
  • Lopes, D O
  • Campos, R V
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern medical journal
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1996
Volume
89
Issue
10
Pages
1018–1020
Identifiers
PMID: 8865802
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A tricuspid valve mass was identified on echocardiogram in a 69-year-old man with ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism, and pneumonia; he died with progressive respiratory insufficiency. The abnormal mass was ascribed initially to infective endocarditis, and the diagnosis at autopsy was fibrolipoma, a benign tumor. Although rare, valve tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis of abnormal valve masses identified on echocardiogram.

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