A Case Report of Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Aortic Valve

(The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mie General Medical Center, Yokkaichi, Japan)

Hitoshi Suzuki Yoshihiko Katayama Tetsuo Mizutani
A 51-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for investigation of an abnormal ECG. Transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a round mass which originated from the right coronary cusp of the aortic valve. The tumor was successfully excised from the aortic valve, and the postoperative echocardiogram showed normal aortic valve function. Pathological examination demonstrated papillary fibroelastoma.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 30: 143-145 (2001)