Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 60-62

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Cardiac Valvular Papillary Fibroelastoma: an Usual Cause of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Author: Abderrahmane Bakkali, Jamal-Eddine Harrag, Aziz Belkhadir, Chakib Benlafqih, Fatima Mansouri, Mohamed Laroussi

Category: JMSR Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiac tumors are uncommon, and valular papillary fibroelastomas are considered relatively rare. Most of them are asymptomatic, but they are a potential source of systemic emboli, stroke, myocardial infarction and sudden death. We report tow cases of cardiac valvular papillary fibroelastoma diagnosed in the course of acute ischemic strokes. Surgical excisions of the tumors were successfully performed in the tow cases and the postoperative courses were uncomplicated. We will discuss the clinical, histological and therapeutic aspects.

Keywords: Heart neoplasms, Heart valve diseases, Papillary fibromelastoma