Embolizing fibroelastoma of the aortic valve

T. Ragni, A. M. Grande, G. Cappuccio, E. Arbustini, M. Grasso, R. Tramarin, M. Vigano

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Papillary fibroelastomas are very rare cardiac tumours that can present with embolization of coronary and peripheral arteries and sudden death. The diagnosis can be made by two-dimensional or transoesophageal echocardiography. A 53-year-old man with an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma who presented with several transient ischaemic attacks is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-641
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994


  • papillary fibroelastoma
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • transoesophageal echocardiography
  • two-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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