Papillary fibroelastoma: A right atrial presentation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fibroma
  • Heart Neoplasms

abstract

  • Papillary fibroelastoma is a rare cardiac tumor arising most frequently from valvular endocardium. These tumors are clinically important because of their tendency to embolize. Emphasis is therefore placed on early detection and surgical excision. We describe a case of a papillary fibroelastoma arising from the right atrium. To our knowledge, only 2 such cases have been reported in the English literature. Our case illustrates the discovery of a rare, but potentially fatal cardiac tumor, successfully removed by surgery.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC325114

PubMed ID

  • 8298328

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 293

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 20

number

  • 4