Minimally invasive resection of papillary fibroelastoma in a high-risk patient JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE Kim, R. W., Jeffery, M. E., Smith, M. J., Wilensky, R. L., Woo, E. Y., Woo, Y. J. 2007; 8 (8): 639-641


Papillary fibroelastomas are rare, benign cardiac tumors that typically mandate surgical resection. These are usually approached through a median sternotomy with cardioplegic arrest and aortic cross-clamping. We describe the minimally invasive resection of a right atrial fibroelastoma performed on a beating heart via right mini-thoracotomy in a patient complicated by a previous laryngectomy, radiation therapy, and a left-sided pulmonary malignancy.

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