Left Ventricular Papillary Fibroelastoma


  • Cristina Balboa Department of Surgery and Medico-Surgical Specialities. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Souhayla Souaf Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • José M. Suárez Division of Pathology, University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Mohammad M. El-Diasty Division of Cardiac Surgery, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Canada
  • Angel L. Fernandez Department of Surgery and Medico-Surgical Specialities. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1307-8221




papillary fibroelastoma, heart neoplasms, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging


Introduction: Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a rare benign primary cardiac tumor typically found on the valvular structures of the heart. Nonvalvular papillary fibroelastomas are exceedingly rare. We report the case of a 66-year-old male who presented with cerebellar infarctions and was found to have a mobile mass attached to the endocardial surface of the anteroseptal wall of the left ventricle. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated late gadolinium enhancement. Surgical excision of the cardiac mass was performed via the transaortic approach without intra-operative complications. Histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of a papillary fibroelastoma. Some aspects related to the etiology, diagnosis and management of this entity are discussed.


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Balboa C, Souaf S, Suárez JM, El-Diasty MM, Fernandez AL. Left Ventricular Papillary Fibroelastoma. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 4 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];30(1):49-52. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/332



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