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- Feb 09 2017
A papillary fibroelastoma is a primary tumor of the heart that typically involves one of the valves of the heart. Papillary fibroelastomas, while considered generally rare, make up about 10 percent of all primary tumors of the heart. They are the third most common type of primary tumor of the heart, behind cardiac myxomas and cardiac lipomas.
Papillary fibroelastoma are typically found and accurately diagnosed by imaging.The diagnosis is confirmed by pathology. Histologically, papillary fibroelastomas have branching avascular papillae, composed of collagen, that are covered by endothelium.
A papillary fibroelastoma is generally considered benign, however can be associated with syncope, chest pain, heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death.
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