A Case of Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Mitral Valve

Kazuma Takeuchi Akio Iwakuma Yutaka Tachikawa
Hidehiko Iwahashi Ryuji Zaitsu Michio Kimura

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan)

A 45-year-old man was admitted with several histories of cerebral infarction. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a small tumor on the anterior mitral leaflet. Open heart surgery was performed. The tumor was removed including a part of the anterior mitral leaflet and mitral valve plasty was done. The post-operative course was uneventful. Papillary fibroelastoma was diagnosed pathologically. To avoid embolic complication, an early surgical procedure is recommended.@
@@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 31F150-152(2002)