A case of mesothelial/monocytic cardiac excrescence causing severe acute cardiopulmonary failure.

@article{Pham2005ACO,
  title={A case of mesothelial/monocytic cardiac excrescence causing severe acute cardiopulmonary failure.},
  author={Truc Thanh Pham and Kenneth Antons and Ralph Shishido and Jeffrey Mullvain and Fakhri Salem and Parviz Haghighi},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={564-7}
}
Mesothelial/monocytic incidental cardiac excrescence (MICE) is a benign lesion composed of a haphazard mixture of mesothelial cells, histiocytes, and fibrin, often found incidentally during cardiac valve replacement. Its pathogenesis is controversial with some authors favoring an artifactually produced amalgam while others espoused a reactive phenomenon. Clinically, this entity is important because of potential misdiagnoses as malignancies. We report a case in a 65-year-old man with severe… CONTINUE READING
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