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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6263578, 4 pages
Case Report

Primitive Tumour of the Pulmonary Valve: Discussion of the Differential Diagnosis

ICU Department, Centre Hospitalier Wallonie-Picarde, Tournai, Belgium

Correspondence should be addressed to A. Hannecart

Received 4 October 2016; Revised 26 December 2016; Accepted 27 December 2016; Published 19 February 2017

Academic Editor: Zsolt Molnár

Copyright © 2017 A. Hannecart et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


There is a paucity of information concerning cardiac tumours of the pulmonary valve due to their rarity at this location. We report a case of a 47-year-old patient suffering from haemoptysis, asthenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI). A transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a mass on the pulmonary valve. Further diagnostic investigation was completed until he exhibited worsening hemodynamic instability. This case emphasizes the lack of information regarding the management of a pulmonary valve tumour.