Primary cardiac angiofibroma

Young Ju Kim, Young Jin Kim, Se Hoon Kim, Young Nam Youn, Sungha Park

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Abstract

Cardiac Angiofibroma is an uncommon intracardiac tumor. Thus far, only 4 cases of the rare intracardiac tumor have been reported. The present case-report describes an intracardiac angiofibroma in a 57-year-old healthy female. The patient was incidentally diagnosed with a left ventricle mass during echocardiography. We performed cardiac imaging, surgical excision and histological evaluation of the mass. The angiofibroma demonstrated features different from the relatively common cardiac tumors such as fibroma, myxoma and angiosarcoma. The cardiac MRI showed slightly high signal intensity on both T1 and T2, with the central core of lower signal intensity. The resected tumor was a whitish and rubbery mass. Histologically, the tumor showed the benign vascular proliferations associated with the surrounding collagen deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume43
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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