Title

Rapid Development of a Papillary Fibroelastoma with Associated Thrombus: The Role of Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1997

Abstract

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.

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

287

Last Page

292

ISSN

1540-8175

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

11174957

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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