Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No3

A Papillary Fibroelastoma in the Left Ventricle

Yuki Ikeno Akitoshi Yamada Kunio Gan and Tatsuro Asada

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitaharima Medical Center, Kobe, Japan)

A 75-year old woman inwhom a left ventricular tumor had been detected by echocardiography 2 years before referral to our hospital, presented with blurry vison for one month. Acute cerebral infarction was diagnosed. We suspected that the infarction was occurred by an embolus from the intraventricular tumor, and resected it through left atrial incision. The resected tumor was 10 mm in size and it resembled a sea anemone. The tumor was pathologically diagnosed as papillary fibroelastoma. The postoperative course was good, with no recurrence for the last 18 months.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:130-132(2015)

Keywords:papillary fibroelastoma;left ventricular tumor;primary cardiac tumor;surgical indications;surgical approach

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