A huge mitral valve tumor and its vascularity - A case report

Batur M. K. , Yildirir A., Kabakci G., Aksoyek S.

ANGIOLOGY, vol.52, no.1, pp.77-81, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/000331970105200112
  • Title of Journal : ANGIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-81


Primary cardiac tumors of the mitral valve are extremely rare; however. they present a major risk of embolization. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and urgent treatment is obligatory. The authors report the case of a 60-year-old man with a huge mitral valve mass and its vascularity, which was diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography and selective coronary arteriography. Our patient's mitral valve tumor had a size of 5.9 X 2.9 cm, which was the largest size reported up to this time in this location. The patient died from a major cerebrovascular event before surgical excision could be performed.