Rapid Development of a Papillary Fibroelastoma with Associated Thrombus: The Role of Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) are frequently utilized in patient's with suspected cerebral vascular ischemia. We describe a patient with suspected cerebral vascular ischemic event whom was found to have a mobile valvular mass by TTE and TEE. The lesion was unusual due to its rapid development over a period 6 months, which was documented on serial echocardiography. The mass was excised surgically and pathology showed a papillary fibroelastoma with extensive thrombus. The differential diagnosis of a cardiac valvular mass and the treatment of cardiac fibroelastomas are reviewed. In this case, both TTE and TEE were valuable in diagnosis and facilitating surgical management of a cardiac fibroelastoma.
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Joffe, I. I., II, Jacobs, L. E., Owen, A. N., Ioli, A., & Kotler, M. N. (1997). Rapid Development of a Papillary Fibroelastoma with Associated Thrombus: The Role of Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), 14(3), 287–292. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8175.1997.tb00724.x
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division