n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve chordae with a review of the literature : case report
|Article Title||Papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve chordae with a review of the literature : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Author||A.M. Fabricius, L. Heidrich, U. Gutz and F.W. Mohr|
|Publication Date||May 2002|
|Pages||122 - 124|
Endothelial papillary fibroelastomas represent a rare entity in cardiac pathology that at times may be associated with embolisation, angina, and sudden death. We report on a case of a 46-year-old woman with a papillary fibroelastoma originating on the chordae of the tricuspid valve. The tumour was discovered incidentally using transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography. The patient had an uneventful recovery and remained free of symptoms after six months.
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