Journal article

Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Interventricular Septum Mimicking a Cardiac Myxoma

Pankai Saxena, Jaffar Shehatha, Anupam Naran, Shanker Rajaratnam, Mark AJ Newman, Igor E Konstantinov

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL | TEXAS HEART INST | Published : 2010

Abstract

Papillary fibroelastomas are benign cardiac tumors that involve cardiac valves. These tumors are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally during cardiac surgery or during echocardiographic evaluation in a patient who exhibits cardiac symptoms. However, these tumors may cause major thromboembolic complications. Herein, we describe the surgical management of a patient who had an unusual appearance and location of a papillary fibroelastoma that was attached to the interventricular septum.