Aortic Fibroelastoma: Detailed Preoperative Analysis with 3D Echocardiography (pages 1213–1214)
José Luis Moya-Mur, Jacobo Silva-Guisasola, Eduardo Casas-Rojo, Miren Martín-García, Carmen de Pablo-Zarzosa, José Julio Jiménez-Nacher and José Luis Zamorano-Gomez
Article first published online: 11 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12940
A 70-year-old man submitted to a routine echocardiogram was diagnosed of an aortic mass by transthoracic echocardiography. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) revealed a mobile and pedunculated mass attached to the noncoronary cusp of the aortic valve, suggestive of an aortic fibroelastoma. 3DTEE allowed a perfect characterization of the tumor. Because of their size and mobility, surgical resection was advised. Surgery confirmed the diagnosis of aortic fibroelastoma and showed the utility of 3DTEE to take the correct therapeutic attitude.