GPR: 2019 - Week 49
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- Most common primary cardiac neoplasm
- 3rd to 6th decade - Most commonly atrial, left sided, often near the fossa ovalis
- Rarely on valve leaflets or cusps
- Heterogeneous, with soft, gelatinous or friable texture, and may contain calcification or hemorrhage- Pedunculated or sessile, smooth or papillary
Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis
- Vegetations composed of fibrin and platelets
- Associated with neoplasms, autoimmune conditions, and valvular diseases
- Commonly incidental, usually in 4-8th decades
- Most commonly on mitral and aortic valves
- Verrucous, either firmly attached or friable- Most are <1 cm, broad based and irregular
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Maleszewski JJ. Papillary Fibroelastoma. ExpertPath. https://app.expertpath.com/document/papillary-fibroelastoma/36c1bf22-4884-4e7a-bb02-18e6bd843bae?searchTerm=papillary fibroelastoma. Accessed October 15, 2019.Nair V., Revelo MP., Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis. ExpertPath. https://app.expertpath.com/document/nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocardit-. Accessed November 30, 2019.
This week's Gross Pathology Roundup was presented by Caroline Hilburn, MD on Mon, Dec 02, 2019.