[Papillary fibroelastoma: a rare but treatable cause of cerebral infarction].


INTRODUCTION Papillary fibroelastoma is a benign cardiac tumor which can be associated with serious embolic complications. EXEGESIS We report on a 42-year-old man admitted for an ischemic stroke in the left middle cerebral artery region. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mitral valve tumor. Surgical excision and histological examination showed a papillary fibroelastoma. Clinical course was uneventful. CONCLUSION We consider the high embolic potential of this tumor, which represents a surgically treatable cause of ischemic stroke.

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@article{Boukriche2001PapillaryFA, title={[Papillary fibroelastoma: a rare but treatable cause of cerebral infarction].}, author={Yassine Boukriche and Chabnam Guiti and Damien Logeart and Ch Vissuzaine and Catherine Masson}, journal={La Revue de medecine interne}, year={2001}, volume={22 8}, pages={745-8} }