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- Received October 7, 1982
- Revision received June 13, 1983
- Accepted June 16, 1983
- Published online November 1, 1983.
- Howard Frumin, MD,
- Linda O'donnell, BS, RDMS,
- Nicholas Z. Kerin, MD, FACC*,
- Frederick Levine, MD,
- Lawrence E. Nathan Jr, DO and
- Ander P. Klein, MD
- ↵*Address for reprints: Nicholas Z. Kerin, MD, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, 6767 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48235.
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are rare and benign primary tumors in the cardiac valves or occasionally the mural endocardium. Before 1977, these tumors were diagnosed exclusively at postmortem examination. Over the last few years, a handful of cases have been diagnosed in vivo by echocardiography. In this report, we describe the first tricuspid valve papillary fibroelastoma detected by echocardiography in an adult. Clinical and echocardiographic features are discussed.
- Received October 7, 1982.
- Revision received June 13, 1983.
- Accepted June 16, 1983.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation