Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 194–195 | Cite as

Papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve in a 3-year-old child: Case report

  • I. C. de Menezes
  • J. Fragata
  • F. M. Martins
Case Reports


A 3.5-year-old boy with stroke secondary to embolization of a primary cardiac tumor is presented. The diagnosis was made by two-dimen-sional echocardiography and confirmed intraoperatively. A papillary fibroelastoma was identified histologically. It is a rare condition and a diagnostic challenge, as patients are asymptomatic before embolization. In view of the severe consequences, prompt surgery is recommended.

Key words

Papillary fibroelastoma Mitral valve tumor Child Thromboembolism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. C. de Menezes
    • 1
  • J. Fragata
    • 1
  • F. M. Martins
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric Cardiology Unit and Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryHospital de Santa CruzCarnaxidePortugal

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