Successful removal of a papillary fibroelastoma attached to the mitral valve chordae by robotic assisted surgery: One-case report

Xi Ming Qian, Aubrey Almeida

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We presented a rare case of papillary fibroelastoma attached to the mitral chordae of posterior leaflet which caused a serial of symptoms including palpitation and frequent ventricular ectopics. Preoperative echo showed that the tumor was located under the mitral leaflet and attached to the chord of posterior leaflet. It was concomitant with mitral regurgitation and patent foramen ovale. Conventionally, most of the cardiac surgery accessed through median sternotomy. There were relatively large incisions and the risk of deep sternal infection existed. Another operative option was also reported. Under the magnified operative field, the tumor which was attached in the mitral chord was gently removed using robotic assisted surgery approaching through 5 cm right thoractomy. The mitral valve repairment and closure of patent foramen ovale were performed contemporarily. Postoperative echo showed no mitral regurgitation. With relative short hospital stay, the patient recovered from surgery uneventfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7790-7792
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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