Cardiology in the Young

Brief Reports

Atypically located cardiac haemangioma of the mitral valve

Amanda L. Cooka1 c1, Derek A. Williamsa2, Simon Bergmana3 and Michael H. Hinesa4

a1 Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

a2 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

a3 Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

a4 Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Abstract

We report an adolescent with a benign cardiac haemangioma with attachments exclusively to the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. On the basis of our review of the literature, this study has not been reported previously.

(Received August 25 2010)

(Accepted February 13 2011)

(Online publication May 24 2011)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence to: Dr A. L. Cook, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, United States of America. Tel: (336)716 3232; Fax: (336) 716 0533; E-mail: acook@wfubmc.edu

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