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Fig. 1 | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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From: A rare cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor involving aortic valve

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a Transthoracic echocardiography showed a well-defined homogenous hyperechoic mass (2.1 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm) at the LVOT. b An aortotomy revealed a mass (in black arrow) locating at the LVOT, inferior to the aortic valve. c The non-coronary cusp and right coronary cusp of the aortic valve was involved by the tumor. The tumor was totally resected and the aortic valve was removed. d Pathological study of the tumor showed severe proliferation of the myofibroblastic cells, surrounded by suppurative inflammatory tissues and extensive formation of granulomas which confirmed the diagnosis of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (Hematoxylin & eosin, magnification, ×40). (LVOT = Left ventricular outflow tract)

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