Papillary Fibroelastoma Incidentally Found on Left Atrial Wall During Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Qasim Al Abri, Lamees I. El Nihum, M. Mujeeb Zubair, Roberto Barrios, Michael J. Reardon, Mahesh Ramchandani

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Abstract

A 60-year-old man was about to undergo minimally invasive aortic valve replacement when transesophageal echocardiography revealed an intracardiac mass on the left atrial free wall. Multimodal images from 5 months earlier had shown no mass. We converted the proce-dure to open surgery. The excised mass resembled a cardiac myxoma but was determined to be a papillary fibroelastoma. This case illustrates that papillary fibroelastomas can form and grow rapidly, warranting alertness for their unexpected discovery before and during cardiac surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere217725
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Cardiac papillary fibro-elastoma/diagnostic imaging
  • cardiac surgical procedures/ methods
  • fibroma/diag-nosis/surgery
  • heart neoplasms/surgery
  • treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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