Papillary fibroelastoma: insight to a primary cardiac valve tumor

Giovanni Mariscalco, Vito Domenico Bruno, Paolo Borsani, Carmelo Dominici, Andrea Sala

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Papillary fibroelastomas are rare benign cardiac tumors. Although they have minimal hemodynamic effects, their propensity for embolization can result in serious morbidity. The pathophysiology and management of these tumors is the subject of this review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-205
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography
  • Fibroma
  • Heart Neoplasms
  • Heart Valves
  • Humans
  • Journal Article
  • Review


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