Embolic stroke from cardiac papillary fibroelastomas

Edward J. Kasarskis, O’Connor William, Gary Earle

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We describe two patients with cerebral emboii originating from a cardiac papillary fibroelastoma and compared them with six patients reported in the literature. Surgical excision was curative in both of our patients. The surface topography of the tumor, as visualized by scanning electron microscopy, is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1171-1173
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1988


  • Cerebral infarction
  • Embolization
  • Endocardial fibroelastosis
  • Transient ischemic attack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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