Papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve in an 8-month-old infant

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Papillary fibroelastomas, the third most common primary cardiac tumor in adults, are extremely rare in children. These tumors grow slowly and are histologically benign but with high potential for life-threatening complications. We report an 8-month-old asymptomatic female infant with papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve, discovered by echocardiograph examination.

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