Cardiac fibroma. Long-term survival after excision

Donald Williams, G. K. Danielson, D. C. McGoon, R. H. Feldt, W. D. Edwards

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Four patients have had operation at the Mayo Clinic for a cardiac fibroma and all survived. Three patients have an excellent clinical result and are free of tumor 1 year, 13 years, and 17 years postoperatively. The fourth shows radiographic evidence of residual tumor near the mitral anulus, but is clinically well 15 years postoperatively. A fifth unoperated patient died suddenly 8 years after presumptive diagnosis of fibroma at the age of 83 years. This experience suggests that patients who have undergone successful excision of cardiac fibroma have an excellent probability of remaining free of disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-236
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Williams, D., Danielson, G. K., McGoon, D. C., Feldt, R. H., & Edwards, W. D. (1982). Cardiac fibroma. Long-term survival after excision. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 84(2), 230-236.