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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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
Departments: Katedra za patologiju
Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Biočić, StankoUNSPECIFIED
Pukšić, SilvaUNSPECIFIED
Vincelj, JosipUNSPECIFIED
Đurašević, ŽeljkoUNSPECIFIED
Sutlić, ŽeljkoUNSPECIFIED
Manojlović, SpomenkaUNSPECIFIED
Date: July 2009
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/884

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