Papillary muscle masquerading as a vegetation

Michael Shapiro, Keith Leibowitz, Sam Hanon, Marvin Berger, Paul Schweitzer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


We describe a case of an elderly man with an unusual post-operative complication after mitral valve replacement. The final diagnosis was discovered on reoperation. To our knowledge, this phenomenon has not been described in the literature previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-107
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Papillary muscle
  • Prosthetic valve
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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