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Vol 69, No 3 (2011)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2011-03-22
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Papillary fibroelastoma of the left atrial appendage

Barbara Zimoń, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Andrzej Wysokiński, Michał Tomaszewski, Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab, Andrzej Wolski
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(3):284-286.

open access

Vol 69, No 3 (2011)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2011-03-22
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Primary cardiac tumours are very rare (0.02%). Typically fibroelastoma arises from valvular endocardium, nonvalvular locations occur occasionally. Usually fibroelastoma is asymptomatic, however in some cases it may produce small superficial thrombi with substantial risk of embolisation. We report 59 year-old male with left atrial appendage location of papillary fibroelastoma diagnosed during transesophageal echocardiography. Computed tomography confirmed morphological signs typical for this tumour.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 3: 284-286

Abstract

Primary cardiac tumours are very rare (0.02%). Typically fibroelastoma arises from valvular endocardium, nonvalvular locations occur occasionally. Usually fibroelastoma is asymptomatic, however in some cases it may produce small superficial thrombi with substantial risk of embolisation. We report 59 year-old male with left atrial appendage location of papillary fibroelastoma diagnosed during transesophageal echocardiography. Computed tomography confirmed morphological signs typical for this tumour.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 3: 284-286
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Keywords

papillary fibroelastoma; primary cardiac tumour; left atrial appendage

About this article
Title

Papillary fibroelastoma of the left atrial appendage

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 3 (2011)

Pages

284-286

Published online

2011-03-22

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(3):284-286.

Keywords

papillary fibroelastoma
primary cardiac tumour
left atrial appendage

Authors

Barbara Zimoń
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Andrzej Wysokiński
Michał Tomaszewski
Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab
Andrzej Wolski

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