Share this page on LinkedIn
Share This Page on Google+
Share This Page on Twitter
tell someone about this page print this page
You are here: Contents > 2014 > Volume 23 Number 5 September 2014 > CASE REPORT > Cavernous Hemangioma of the Mitral Valve in an Adult Male Patient Successfully Treated with Surgical Resection: A Case Report

Cavernous Hemangioma of the Mitral Valve in an Adult Male Patient Successfully Treated with Surgical Resection: A Case Report

Ahmad Isbitan1, Hamid Shaaban2, Ashraf Qaqa1, Mehrwan Joshi3, Fayez Shamoon4

Departments of 1Cardiology and 2Hematology and Oncology, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ, 3Department of Cardiology, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, 4Department of Cardiology, Seton Hall University of Health and Medical Sciences, South Orange, NJ, USA

Cavernous hemangioma is a very rare benign primary cardiac tumor that commonly involves any part of the heart, having been found in the atria, ventricles, interventricular septum, pericardium, and epicardium. A predominant location in the avascular cardiac valves is extremely rare, however. The case is reported of a 48-year-old male with recurrent angina chest pain who subsequently underwent coronary angiography that revealed a mobile, rounded mass at the mitral valve which was fed by the left circumflex artery.

Echocardiography revealed a left atrial echogenic mass attached to the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. Histopathology of the mass following its surgical resection was consistent with hemangioma of the cavernous type. The patient recovered uneventfully. To the present authors’ knowledge, this is the first reported case of cavernous hemangioma of the mitral valve in an adult male to be successfully treated with surgical resection.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2014;23:662-664

Cavernous Hemangioma of the Mitral Valve in an Adult Male Patient Successfully Treated with Surgical Resection: A Case Report

Click the above hyperlink to view the article, right click (Ctrl click on a Mac) to open in a new browser window or tab.

Purchase this Article

Please click the button below to purchase this article. Single article purchases are provided at $50.00 per article. Upon clicking the button below, single article user account subscription details are requested and, upon successful payment, a single article user account is created. Single articles are availble in your account for seven days after purchase.