Double papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve

Giuseppe Davoli, Federico Bizzarri, Enrico Tucci, Enrico Carone, Luigi Muzzi, Giacomo Frati, Mario Chiavarelli

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A case of asymptomatic aortic valve fibroelastoma was diagnosed by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in a 77-year-old man. A 2nd tumor was found at surgery. Both fibroelastomas were removed surgically without aortic valve replacement. During surgical excision of a cardiac fibroelastoma, the entire area surrounding the lesion should be inspected carefully for additional lesions. Such lesions can be missed on echocardiographic evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-449
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Aortic valve/pathology/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography transesophageal
  • Fibroma/diagnosis/surgery
  • Heart neoplasms/diagnosis/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Multiple primary/pathology/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Neoplasms
  • Transthoracic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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