Papillary elastofibromas of the heart are usually incidental findings at autopsy. They occur more commonly on the surfaces of the valves than on the mural endothelium and are characterized by a papillary configuration with fronds composed of a collagenous and elastic tissue core lined by hyperplastic endothelial cells. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization demonstrated the lesion preoperatively in this case.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Surgical Pathology|
|State||Published - 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine