Cavernous Hemangioma of the Tricuspid Valve: Minimally Invasive Surgical Resection

Elisabetta Lapenna, Michele De Bonis, Lucia Torracca, Giovanni La Canna, Giacomo Dell'Antonio, Ottavio Alfieri

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Cardiac hemangioma is a rare, benign vascular tumor, occurring with an incidence of 1% to 2% of all detected benign heart neoplasms. Hemangioma of the tricuspid valve has never been previously reported. We describe the successful excision of this tumor through a right anterolateral mini-thoracotomy in a 49-year-old woman. Competency of the valve was confirmed intraoperatively and at discharge by transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2097-2099
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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