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Cavernous hemangioma of the tricuspid valve: minimally invasive surgical resection.

Lapenna, Elisabetta; De Bonis, Michele; Torracca, Lucia; La Canna, Giovanni; Dell'Antonio, Giacomo; Alfieri, Ottavio.
Ann Thorac Surg; 76(6): 2097-9, 2003 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-14667658
Cardiac hemangioma is a rare, benign vascular tumor, occurring with an incidence of 1% to 2% of all detected benign heart neoplasms. Hemangioma of the tricuspid valve has never been previously reported. We describe the successful excision of this tumor through a right anterolateral mini-thoracotomy in a 49-year-old woman. Competency of the valve was confirmed intraoperatively and at discharge by transesophageal echocardiography.
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