Cardiac tumors - benign
Endocardial fibroelastosis

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Endocardial fibroelastosis [title] review[ptyp]

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Definition / general
Case reports
  • Heart transplant
Gross images

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Pale opaque endocardium

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Neonate-A: endocardium of left ventricle is grossly thickened, and extends into myocardial sinusoids (arrow)
B: von Gieson elastin stain shows endocardium is composed of bands of collagen and elastic fibers

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Increased fibroelastic tissue in endocardium and subendocardium
  • Myocardium usually normal
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Low power

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von Gieson elastic stain

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Trichrome stain shows marked firous thickening of endocardium