[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: True left ventricular aneurysms are thought to arise from the expansion and thinning of the transmural infarct area, whereas false aneurysms result from containment of ventricular rupture by pericardial adhesions. We reported a case of true left ventricular aneurysm with pseudoaneurysm( mixed type aneurysm) which was treated surgically.
No preview · Article · Dec 2012 · Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present a rare case of papillary fibroelastoma arising from the pulmonary valve. A 45-year-old man had been suffered from palpitation. Transthoracic echocardiography clearly demonstrated a mobile rounded mass in the right ventricular outflow tract. He underwent surgical extirpation of the tumor. A fragile, yellow tumor on the pulmonary valve was recognized at operation. The pulmonary valve was repaired with autologous pericardium. Operation was performed successfully. The diagnosis as a papillary fibroelastoma was made by histopathological examination. The post-operative course was uneventful and echocardiography showed no residual tumor of the heart.
No preview · Article · Mar 2012 · Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery