Papillary fibroelastoma, a rare but potentially treatable cause of embolic stroke: Report of three cases

Wilfred Saw, Stephen Nicholls, Geoffrey Trim, Duncan Thomson, Clifford Hughes, Stewart Mitchell, James Leitch

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Abstract

Papillary fibroelastomas are rare benign tumours that are seldom diagnosed during life. We report three cases of this tumour; two patients had recurrent embolic events, and one was diagnosed incidentally. Although rare, these tumours are a potentially treatable cause of cardiac emboli. Prompt identification allows excision, which generally is curative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2001

Keywords

  • Cardiac tumours
  • Papillary fibroelastoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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