Papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve in a 3-year-old child: Case report
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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 wordsPapillary fibroelastoma Mitral valve tumor Child Thromboembolism
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