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A 5-day old female child with complaints of tachypnea, had TTE which revealed an echogenic mass on septal leaflet of Tricuspid valve. Based on echocardiographic features, it was diagnosed as Papillary fibroelastoma.
A 5-day old female child was referred for transthoracic echocardiographic study due to respiratory difficulty. The child was afebrile and had a respiratory rate of 60/min, heart rate 130 bpm, and blood pressure 80/50 mmHg. No murmur or added sound heard on CVS examination. TTE revealed a dense mass (Figure 1) attached to right atrial side of septal leaflet of Tricuspid valve by a small pedicle. The mass was mobile, prolapsing into right ventricle during diastole (Clips) without causing obstruction with size of 0.8 X 0.74 cm. Intracardiac masses attached to valves are usually Papillary fibroelastomas. Other possible differential diagnoses could be myxoma, vegetation, Lambl’s excrescence or secondary tumors etc. Based on the location and echo features of the mass (mobility, attachment to downstream side of valve, and frond like speckled appearance) the diagnosis of Papillary fibroelastoma was made.