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This article is part of the supplement: 35te Tagung der Pathologen am Oberrhein/35th Meeting of Pathologists of the Upper Rhine Region (PATOR)

Open Access Oral presentation

Cardiac fibroma: a case report

S Gross1*, C Marko1, L Tietze1, IC Ennker2 and J Ennker2

  • * Corresponding author: S Gross

Author Affiliations

1 Institut für Pathologie, Lahr, Germany

2 Herzzentrum Lahr/Baden, Lahr, Germany

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Diagnostic Pathology 2007, 2(Suppl 1):S21  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-2-S1-S21

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Published:14 March 2007

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Oral presentation

We report a case of a 65 year-old woman with a cardiac fibroma. Dyspnea and bend in efficiency lead to clinical examination. Ultrasound revealed a large tumor-like lesion associated with the left ventricular wall. Grossly, the resected tumor appeared greyish-white, solid and firm. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of mainly acellular, partly hyalinized collagen with few embedded small spindle cells. The case will be presented with regard to the differential diagnosis and histogenetic aspects.