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Cardiac fibroma in an infant: complete resection after a Blalock-Taussig shunt as initial palliation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20732539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A fetal echocardiogram revealed a large right ventricular mass. After birth, the infant had pulmonary blood flow obstruction with cyanosis. The size and characteristics of the tumor prevented resection. The patient underwent placement of a systemic-to-pulmonary shunt as another alternative. This palliation allowed discharge from the hospital and provided good relief for the cyanosis until the tumor became resectable. The pathologic examination revealed a cardiac fibroma.
Cheul Lee; Soo-Jin Kim; Yang Min Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-24     Completed Date:  2010-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sejong Cardiovascular Center, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Fibroma / surgery*
Heart Neoplasms / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Palliative Care

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