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Transesophageal echocardiographic localization of an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma during routine coronary artery bypass surgery.

TitleTransesophageal echocardiographic localization of an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma during routine coronary artery bypass surgery.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsAutz L, Krieger KH, Yao FS
JournalJ Heart Valve Dis
Volume2
Issue6
Pagination662-4
Date Published1993 Nov
ISSN0966-8519
KeywordsAged, Aortic Valve, Connective Tissue, Coronary Artery Bypass, Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Elastic Tissue, Fibroma, Heart Neoplasms, Heart Valve Diseases, Humans, Male, Ultrasonography, Interventional
Abstract

Papillary fibroelastomas are rare, primary cardiac tumors most often diagnosed incidentally at autopsy. These tumors have been associated with embolism, neurologic injury, coronary ischemia and sudden death. We report a case of clinical detection of an asymptomatic aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma by transesophageal echocardiography. The mass was an incidental finding during routine coronary artery bypass surgery. This finding dictated a change in the operative approach to include resection of the aortic valve mass in addition to coronary revascularization.

Alternate JournalJ. Heart Valve Dis.
PubMed ID7719507