Lymphocyte-rich capillary-cavernous hemangioma of the mitral valve: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{ValBernal2017LymphocyterichCH,
  title={Lymphocyte-rich capillary-cavernous hemangioma of the mitral valve: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Jos{\'e}-Fernando Val-Bernal and Nuria Ter{\'a}n-Villagr{\'a} and Olga Garc{\'i}a-Diego and Jos{\'e} Aurelio Sarralde},
  journal={Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology},
  year={2017},
  volume={28},
  pages={
          59-63
        }
}
Valvular hemangioma incidence is extremely low. In this report, we describe a 62-year-old man who presented with mild edema of the lower limbs. An echocardiogram revealed an incidental 1.3-cm diameter mass on the anterior mitral valve leaflet for which he underwent surgical resection and mitral valve replacement. Histopathological examination showed a lymphocyte-rich capillary-cavernous hemangioma. The exuberant lymphoid stroma is unusual for hemangioma and represents an undescribed pattern of… CONTINUE READING
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