Cavernous hemangioma of the mitral valve: a case report and review of literature.

Published on May 1, 2009in Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine2.16
· DOI :10.2459/JCM.0B013E32832915A6
Vamsee Yaganti3
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Shailesh Patel1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsMark F. Victor10
Estimated H-index: 10
Cardiac hemangiomas are rare cardiac tumors with fewer than 50 surgically treated cases reported in the literature. Incidence of valvular hemangiomas is extremely low, as cardiac valves are predominantly avascular structures. In this case report, we describe a 33-year-old woman who presented with pr
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#2Manjula V. Burri (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 2
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We are describing two-dimensional and live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic as well as two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic findings in an elderly patient with epithelioid hemangioma involving the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve.
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©Benign primary cardiac neoplasms are rare but may cause significant morbidity and mortality. However, they are usually treatable and can often be diagnosed with echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Myxomas typically arise from the interatrial septum from a narrow base of attachment. Fibroelastomas are easily detected at echocardiography as small, mobile masses attached to valves by a short pedicle. Cardiac fibromas manifest as a large, noncontractile, ...
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A cardiac hemangioma is a rare form of primary cardiac tumor. To our knowledge, only 34 cases of cardiac hemangioma have been discussed in the literature at the time of this writing. We report the case of a patient who presented with 1 episode of exertional dyspnea. The medical history, physical exam, work-up, surgical approach, and outcome are discussed. Other published reports on this topic are also reviewed.
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Abstract Primary tumors of the heart are rare. Based upon the data of 22 large autopsy series, the frequency of primary cardiac tumors is approximately 0.02% — corresponding to 200 tumors in 1 million autopsies (Table I). 1 . Frequency of Primary Heart Tumors Autopsy Series N TU % Lymburner 4 8,550 4 0.047 Shelburne 5 1,200 3 0.25 Pollia and Gogol 6 12,000 0 0 Scott and Garvin 7 11,100 0 0 Benjamin 8 40,000 12 0.03 Ravid and Sachs 9 1,888 1 0.053 AMA survey (1938-1 942) 10 480,331 8 0.0017 Strau...
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A 4-month-old infant with cardiac hemangioendothelioma presented with thrombocytopenia, and pericardial effusion, as well as signs and symptoms of heart failure. This is the first reported case of infantile cardiac hemangioma successfully treated with steroids.
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Cavernous hemangiomas of the heart are rare, benign tumors with an unknown natural history. Most are discrete masses, smaller than 3.5 cm in diameter, and are clinically silent.1 In this report we observed, by echocardiography and computer-assisted tomography, spontaneous regression over a 2-year period of cavernous hemangioma diagnosed by surgical exploration.
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Abstract Valvular hemangioma incidence is extremely low. In this report, we describe a 62-year-old man who presented with mild edema of the lower limbs. An echocardiogram revealed an incidental 1.3-cm diameter mass on the anterior mitral valve leaflet for which he underwent surgical resection and mitral valve replacement. Histopathological examination showed a lymphocyte-rich capillary–cavernous hemangioma. The exuberant lymphoid stroma is unusual for hemangioma and represents an undescribed pat...
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Primary cardiac hemangioma is a very rare benign vascular tumor, with valvular hemangiomas being even less frequent as valves are generally avascular structures. We present the first case of mitral valve hemangioma in a renal transplant recipient. Patient presented with progressive dyspnea. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) demonstrated a 0.8x0.9-cm pedunculated tumor mass on the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. Coronary angiography identified a small artery which filled from the circum...
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Cardiac haemangioma is an extremely rare, benign vascular tumour. A 42-year-old female patient who was previously very active presented with complaints of exertional chest pain as well as lower extremity oedema. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a large mass in the anterior mediastinum originating from the right atrioventricular groove and abutting the superior vena cava, right atrium, right ventricular outflow tract and aortic root. Open biopsy via right mini-thoracotomy...
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