Complex aortic valve repair following excision of a papillary fibroelastoma

Daren S. Danielson, Dennis J. Zheng, Stephanie C. Mayberg, Stephen Raskin, J Nilas Young

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Complex aortic valve repair after mass lesion resection, in an otherwise normal, thin leafleted valve, is rarely described in the literature. We present a 68-year-old woman who underwent resection of an asymptomatic aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma. Due to extensive involvement of her left coronary cusp, the resection resulted in a significant defect in the leaflet, requiring a complex repair to preserve her otherwise normal aortic valve. We describe the operative findings, repair technique, and associated literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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