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Open Access Case Review
Papillary Fibroelastoma Involving the Left Ventricular Wall
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1 Department of Cardiology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2003, 4(3), 184–187;
Published: 30 September 2003
A 71-year-old white woman presented to her primary care physician for a routine visit and was found to have a new, previously undocumented cardiac murmur. A subsequent transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a 1 cm mobile mass arising from the lateral free wall of the left ventricle. Transesophageal echocardiography later confirmed these findings. The patient underwent a left ventriculotomy and excision of a .7 cm friable mass, which was later identified as a papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) by routine histopathologic studies. We present this unique case with a review of the literature.
Papillary fibroelastoma
Cardiac tumor
Lambl's excrescence
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