Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
BAHAMONDES S, JUAN CARLOS et al. Aortic valve fibroelastoma as a cause of an embolic cerebrovascular accident: A case report. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.5, pp.447-451. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262008000500015.
Background: Cardiac tumors are an infrequent cause of an embolic source and aortic fibroelastoma is even more rare as causative of a stroke. We report a 65 year oíd female with no particular clinical history admitted to the hospital with an embolic cerebrovascular accident whose embolic source study with a transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a fibroelastoma in the free edge of the non coronarían leaflet of the aortic valve. The patient was subjected to surgery by means of extracorporeal circulation and the tumor was excised. The pathological study confirmed the diagnosis. Post operative recovery was uneventful with no neurological damage and after 19 months of follow up she is in functional class I.
Palabras clave : Cardiac surgical procedures (MeSH); Heart valves (MeSH); Aortic valve (MeSH); Cardiac tumors (MeSH).