Cardiac fibroma: a case report

  • S Gross1,

    Affiliated with

    • C Marko1,

      Affiliated with

      • L Tietze1,

        Affiliated with

        • IC Ennker2 and

          Affiliated with

          • J Ennker2

            Affiliated with

            Diagnostic Pathology20072(Suppl 1):S21

            DOI: 10.1186/1746-1596-2-S1-S21

            Published: 14 March 2007

            We report a case of a 65 year-old woman with a cardiac fibroma. Dyspnea and bend in efficiency lead to clinical examination. Ultrasound revealed a large tumor-like lesion associated with the left ventricular wall. Grossly, the resected tumor appeared greyish-white, solid and firm. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of mainly acellular, partly hyalinized collagen with few embedded small spindle cells. The case will be presented with regard to the differential diagnosis and histogenetic aspects.

            Authors’ Affiliations

            Institut für Pathologie
            Herzzentrum Lahr/Baden


            © Gross et al 2007

            This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.