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Papillary fibroelastoma, unusual cause of stroke in a young man: a case report

  • Elisabetta Grolla1,
  • Michele Dalla Vestra2,
  • Giampaolo Zoffoli3,
  • Riccardo D’Ascoli3,
  • Adriana Critelli4,
  • Rocco Quatrale4,
  • Domenico Mangino3Email author and
  • Fausto Rigo1
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201712:33

Received: 29 November 2016

Accepted: 10 May 2017

Published: 19 May 2017

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Original Submission
29 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - M Floria
15 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - João Pinho
30 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Elisabetta Grolla
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - M Floria
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
10 May 2017 Editorially accepted
19 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13019-017-0592-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiology, Ospedale dell’Angelo
Department of Internal Medicine, Angiology Unit, Ospedale dell’Angelo
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedale dell’Angelo
Department of Neurology, Ospedale dell’Angelo