Left atrial fibroelastoma.

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This is a link to an open access article. This article has been peer reviewed and is published in Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2009 Dec;15(6):412-4. PubMed ID: 20081754. ©The Editorial Committee of Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (ATCS).


We describe a 67-year-old man with a history of stroke who was found to have a mass at the left atrial ridge, at the free wall of the left atrium between the left atrial appendage and the pulmonary vein. The mass was removed surgically and pathological analysis showed fibroelastoma. A literature search showed that fibroelastoma in the left atrial ridge frequently causes embolic stroke.