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Multiple papillary fibroelastomas of the aortic valve detected by real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic images

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Kurosawa, K and Negishi, K and Tateno, R and Koitabashi, N and Koike, N and Mohara, J and Takahashi, T and Arai, M and Nakazato, Y and Arai, M and Kurabayashi, M, Multiple papillary fibroelastomas of the aortic valve detected by real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic images, Journal of Cardiology Cases, 8, (1) pp. e9-e12. ISSN 1878-5409 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jccase.2013.02.014

Abstract

Papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) is a well-known primary cardiac tumor, but multiple PFEs are rare. We report an interesting case with multiple PFEs that were clearly demonstrated and evaluated with real time three-dimensional (RT3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). A 77-year-old woman was referred to our institution with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the hip. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an abnormal structure on the aortic valve. Although two-dimensional TEE revealed typical characteristics of multiple PFE, RT3D TEE clearly demonstrated their number and location on the right and non-coronary cusp of the aortic valve. These results were subsequently confirmed by surgery and pathological findings. RT3D TEE is an exceptionally useful tool for pre-surgical evaluation of PFE. Learning objective: PFE is a well-known primary cardiac tumor, but multiple PFEs are rare. We report an interesting case with multiple PFEs that was clearly demonstrated and evaluated with RT3D TEE. RT3D TEE is an exceptionally useful tool for pre-surgical evaluation of PFE.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aortic valve; Multiple papillary fibroelastoma; Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Negishi, K (Dr Kazuaki Negishi)
ID Code:90054
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-03-25
Last Modified:2014-03-25
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