Cardiac fibroma mimicking apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case report and differential diagnosis.

J. P. Veinot, B. O'Murchu, H. D. Tazelaar, T. A. Orszulak, J. B. Seward

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Abstract

A 55-year-old man was seen with palpitations, dyspnea, syncope, and a large apical left ventricular mass. A diagnosis of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy had been made by cardiac catheterization 10 years previously. Transthoracic echocardiography performed during the current evaluation, however, was suggestive of a primary cardiac tumor. At operation, a large fibroma was excised. Knowledge of the echocardiographic appearance of apical left ventricular abnormalities can be helpful in determining the most appropriate choice of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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