An uncommon cause of coronary artery ostial obstruction: papillary fibroelastoma

Erdoes, Gabor; Stalder, Mario; Basciani, Reto; Gugger, Mathias; Carrel, Thierry; Eberle, Balthasar (2010). An uncommon cause of coronary artery ostial obstruction: papillary fibroelastoma. Echocardiography - a journal of cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques, 27(3), pp. 337-40. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01087.x

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Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a benign tumor that mainly affects cardiac valves. The tumor has the potential to cause angina and myocardial infarction due to embolization of tumor fragments. We describe a rare case of right coronary artery ostial obstruction by a 12 x 19 mm sized papillary fibroelastoma located in the sinus of Valsalva. The report underlies the importance of echocardiography in diagnosis and intraoperative treatment of this type of cardiac mass.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology

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Stalder, Mario, Basciani, Reto Marco, Gugger, Mathias, Carrel, Thierry








Jeannie Wurz

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04 Oct 2013 14:08

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05 Dec 2022 14:00

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