IMR Press / RCM / Volume 16 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.3909/ricm0757

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Open Access Case Review
Pulmonary Valve Papillary Fibroelastoma: A Rare Tumor and Rare Location
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1 Cardiology Department, University Hospital Limerick, Ireland
2 Pathology Department, University Hospital Limerick, Ireland
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2015, 16(1), 90–93;
Published: 30 March 2015
Although rare, papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are considered the third most common cause of primary cardiac neoplasm. They are usually asymptomatic and are found during routine echocardiography. PFEs of the pulmonary valve are extremely rare. They are usually benign; however, because of their potential to embolize to the pulmonary circulation, it is often recommended that they be removed. This article reviews a case of an asymptomatic PFE of the pulmonary valve, incidentally found in a patient who presented with three-vessel coronary artery disease.
Papillary fibroelastoma
Cardiac neoplasm
Transthoracic echocardiography
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