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Benign intracardiac teratoma detected prenatally. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9758270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary cardiac tumors are rare and, until recently, were mostly incidental postmortem findings. Nowadays, due to the widespread use of prenatal ultrasound scans, we are able to diagnose them in utero. We present a case of an intracardiac teratoma diagnosed at 38 weeks, menstrual age. Previous scans had been normal. Labor was induced, and a female infant with an Apgar score of 9 and 4, at 1 and 5 min, was delivered. Her condition worsened rapidly. She died 16 h after birth. Necropsy was performed, and a cystic, mature teratoma of 4 cm was found in the interventricular septum, growing into the right ventricle. No other anomalies were found. This probably represents the first case of an intracardiac, benign teratoma diagnosed prenatally.
Authors:
G Campagne; F Quereda; G Merino; A García; Y Herranz; A Frutos; P Acién
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-03     Completed Date:  1998-12-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of San Juan, Alicante, Spain. ghislaine@ctv.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Fatal Outcome
Female
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Gestational Age
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Humans
Pregnancy
Teratoma / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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