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Pulmonary valve papillary fibroelastoma diagnosed by echocardiography: a case report

Biočić, Stanko and Pukšić, Silva and Vincelj, Josip and Đurašević, Željko and Sutlić, Željko and Manojlović, Spomenka (2009) Pulmonary valve papillary fibroelastoma diagnosed by echocardiography: a case report. European Journal of Echocardiography, 10 (5). pp. 726-8. ISSN 1525-2167

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    English abstract

    Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are rare cardiac valve tumours with reported incidence of <0.03% according to autopsy studies. Among them, pulmonary valve PFEs are extremely rare. With wider use of echocardiography, they are being increasingly recognized premortem. We describe a case of a 32-year-old Caucasian woman with PFE of pulmonic valve diagnosed by echocardiography. The patient underwent surgery due to high mobility of the tumour and high risk of embolic complications. The surgery was done with complete tumour resection and total preservation of valve function. This case report discusses diagnostics of PFEs, their characteristic echocardiographic and histological features, and possible complications and suggests treatment options in this rare cardiac tumour.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Adult ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Echocardiography ; Echocardiography, Transesophageal ; Female ; Fibroma/surgery ; Fibroma/ultrasonography ; Heart Neoplasms/surgery ; Heart Neoplasms/ultrasonography ; Humans
    Divisions: Katedra za patologiju
    Katedra za kirurgiju
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Biočić, Stanko
    Pukšić, Silva
    Vincelj, Josip
    Đurašević, Željko
    Sutlić, Željko
    Manojlović, Spomenka
    Date: July 2009
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:11
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