Cardiac Fibroma : Treatment & Prognosis
Treatment & Prognosis: Cardiac fibromas resemble fibromatosis but they are not locally aggressive. They can be left alone if asymptomatic. In symptomatic cases, surgical resection is the treatment of choice. Even partial resection can be effective in many cases. Large tumors may necessitate cardiac transplantation. Overall prognosis is good. Poor prognostic indicators include interventricular septal involvement and age less than 17 years old at the time of diagnosis. This image shows tumor cells (light pink areas) interdigitating with cardiac myocytes (darker pink) at the periphery of the tumor.