Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Papillary Muscle of the Tricuspid Valve: Reconstruction of the Papillary Muscle*


Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is the third most frequent primary cardiac tumor, after myxoma and fibroma. A papillary fibroelastoma that arises from the papillary muscle is rare. We removed a papillary fibroelastoma located at the anterior papillary muscle of the tricuspid valve. The papillary muscle needed reconstruction. We used the loop technique to adjust the length of the papillary muscle and performed annuloplasty by using an artificial ring.

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S. Isoda, T. Kimura, K. Nishimura, N. Yamanaka, S. Nakamura and T. Maehara, "Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Papillary Muscle of the Tricuspid Valve: Reconstruction of the Papillary Muscle*," Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 69-72. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2013.33014.

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