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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 6 November 2015 > MISCELLANEOUS > Multiple Fibroelastoma: Search and You Will Find

Multiple Fibroelastoma: Search and You Will Find

Konstantinos Diplaris, Nash Sidhom, Alain Berrebi, Marie-Christine Malergue, Emmanuel Lansac

Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France

Fibroelastoma is a rare cardiac tumor. Even more rare is multilocalization of these tumors as well as their residence inside the cardiac chambers. Here, the case is reported of a 46-year-old male with three fibroelastomas of which only two were diagnosed preoperatively. The third tumor was discovered during surgery on the endocardium of the left ventricular wall, 2 cm away from the base of the anterolateral papillary muscle after a thorough

examination of the ventricle had been instituted. Emphasis must be placed on the importance of performing such an examination during the excision of fibroelastomas, as a failure to address multiple lesions - although their existence is rare – might expose the patient to dangers of future embolization or reoperation.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:776-777

Multiple Fibroelastoma: Search and You Will Find

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