A cardiac papillary fibroelastoma with chordal location

Kucukoglu S. , Arat A., Mutlu H., Okcun B. , Bakay C., Oz B. , ...Daha Fazla

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, cilt.12, sa.11, ss.1001-1004, 1999 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0894-7317(99)70156-2
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1001-1004


Papillary fibroelastomas; which were initially incidental findings at autopsy and surgery, are now being recognized with increasing frequency with the widespread use of echocardiography. Because of their embolic potential, an aggressive treatment approach is generally accepted. We report a papillary fibroelastoma located at the chorda of the anterior mitral leaflet that underwent conservative follow-up for 8 years without any complications. Because most of the cardiac papillary fibroelastoma cases reported are incidental findings, the question of whether symptomless fibroelastomas must be removed or other factors contribute to the embolic nature of the selected cases remains a challenge for the future.