An unusual case of giant cardiac fibroelastoma mimicking left atrial myxoma in a patient presenting with syncope.

@article{Khoueiry2013AnUC,
  title={An unusual case of giant cardiac fibroelastoma mimicking left atrial myxoma in a patient presenting with syncope.},
  author={Georges Khoueiry and Fady Geha and Mustafain Meghani and Nidal Abi Rafeh and Basem Azab and Estelle Torbey and Kourosh T. Asgarian and Michael Sicat},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          191-4
        }
}
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are the most common primary valvular tumors. Generally benign, they account only for about 10% of all primary cardiac neoplasms, can occur in normal or diseased hearts, and are associated strongly with open heart surgery and radiotherapy. They are, in most cases, incidental findings, but can be discovered after syncope. We report the case of an elderly female, who was referred for syncope and was found to have a large fibroelastoma at the mitral valve annulus… CONTINUE READING
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