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Imaging and histology in the diagnosis of multiple papillary fibroelastomas in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Case report.

Imaging and histology in the diagnosis of multiple papillary fibroelastomas in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Case report. Med Ultrason. 2017 Nov 29;19(4):454-456 Authors: Ionescu AA, Radulescu B, Herlea V, Miclea I, Parepa I, Bubenek S, Popescu BA, Ginghina C, Jurcut R Abstract Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are one of the most frequent primary cardiac tumors and occur more often in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). PFEs have been linked to an increased risk of neurological events. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with HOCM in whom echocardiography (transthoracic and transesophageal, using 2D and 3D techniques) revealed multiple masses in various locations in the left cardiac chambers. Surgical excision of the cardiac tumors and aortic valve replacement was performed and the pathologic report confirmed the diagnosis of PFEs. Patient followup using ultrasonography is crucial since recurrence is a possibility. Current cardiac ultrasound techniques are essential for diagnosing and for guiding the management of these conditions. PMID: 29197925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

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Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Research & Development Robotics Source Type: news
Condition:   Uterine Fibroid Intervention:   Device: Supersonic Imagine Aixplorer SWE Ultrasound Imaging Sponsors:   Dr. Linda McLean;   Ottawa Hospital Research Institute;   The Ottawa Hospital Not yet recruiting
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Neurology Rehab Source Type: blogs
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Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Boston Scientific Source Type: news
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