Papillary fibroelastoma of the pulmonary valve

Mi Young Park, Jae Seung Shin, Heum Rye Park, Hong Euy Lim, Jeong Cheon Ahn, Woo Hyuk Song

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    A papillary fibroelastoma is rare, but it is the most common primary tumor of the cardiac valves. Most papillary fibroelastomas affect the left-sided heart valves, such as the aortic and mitral valves; however, they also rarely affect the pulmonary valve. Generally, surgical removal is strongly recommended to prevent its potential thromboembolic risks, especially in cases of left-sided cardiac involvement. However, there are few reports on the treatment of asymptomatic, small, right-sided cardiac fibroelastomas. We present a rare case of an asymptomatic papillary fibroelastoma occurring on the pulmonary valve, which was detected by transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and a 64-slice cardiac computed tomography scan, and which was surgically removed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)284-286
    Number of pages3
    JournalHeart and Vessels
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul


    • Papillary fibroelastoma
    • Pulmonary valve
    • Transthoracic echocardiography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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