n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve chordae with a review of the literature : case report

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



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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