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Calcified Right Ventricular Fibroma in an Adult: A Case Report
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  • Huanhuan Gao,
  • Shuai Yuan,
  • Zhiqiang Hu,
  • Zhelan Zheng,
  • Shengjun Wu
Huanhuan Gao
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital
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Shuai Yuan
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital
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Zhiqiang Hu
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital
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Zhelan Zheng
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital
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Shengjun Wu
Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital
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Abstract

Background: Cardiac fibromas are rare benign tumors of the heart composed of fibroblasts and collagen. They are common among children and adolescents but are rarely present in adults. Case presentation: We here report the case of a fifty-seven-year-old man who complaining of a 2-year history of chest tightness at rest. Transthoracic echocardiography detected a severe calcified mass protruding outside the right ventricular anterior wall near the apex. The patient was referred for tumor resection. The calcified mass was determined to be a cardiac fibroma with postoperative histopathological examination. The patient experienced an unremarkable post-operative recovery and was discharged 8 days later. Subsequent follow-up has shown complete freedom from his troublesome symptom. Conclusions: Preoperative diagnosis with various imaging modalities and early surgery are the keys to improve prognosis of patients with cardiac fibromas.