Papillary fibroelastoma in the left atrium.

Papillary fibroelastoma in the left atrium. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2019 Apr;32(2):247-248 Authors: Roberts CS, Carry MM, Choi JW, Grayburn PA, Roberts WC Abstract Described herein is a 71-year-old woman with previous angina pectoris who suddenly developed slurred speech and right-arm weakness. She was found to have significant coronary narrowing, a small mass in the left atrium attached to the endocardium near the orifice of the appendage, and multifocal punctate cerebral lesions in the distribution of the left middle cerebral artery. The left atrial mass was excised and confirmed to be a papillary fibroelastoma. Coronary bypass was also performed. It is believed that fibrin thrombus developed within the fronds of the fibroelastoma and embolized to the brain. Such lesions in the left atrium are exceedingly uncommon. She had no further emboli events. PMID: 31191142 [PubMed]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research

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