ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Five-Year Follow-Up of A Papillary Fibroelastoma İnvolving The Mitral Valve in A Young Patient
Nezihi Küçükarslan1, Savaş Öz 1, Eralp Ulusoy 2, Erkan Kuralay 1, Harun Tatar1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical School, Ankara
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical School Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul
Papillary fibroelastomas are primary cardiac tumors of valvular tissue, located on valves, mostly the aortic valve. They are usually seen in elderly patients. In this report, we presented a 21-year-old male patient who underwent surgery for a papillary fibroelastoma involving the mitral valve and was followed- up for five years. No recurrence was encountered, but a minimal increase in mitral valve insufficiency was observed.
Keywords : Cardiopulmonary bypass; echocardiography, transesophageal; fibroma/surgery; heart neoplasms/surgery; mitral valve; mitral valve insufficiency; papillary muscles/ultrasonography
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