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Cardiac fibroma presenting as sudden death in a six-month-old infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9149549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac fibroma is a rare benign tumour which occurs predominantly in infancy and childhood. We present the case of a six-month-old female infant who died suddenly at home and was found at autopsy to have a large cardiac fibroma in the ventricular septum. The tumour was apparently asymptomatic although there was evidence of mild cardiac failure. Death was thought to be due to a fatal arrhythmia.
W Mohammed; A Murphy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-28     Completed Date:  1997-05-28     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  JAMAICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Histopathology, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Champs Fleurs, Trinidad, W.I.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / pathology*
Fibroma / pathology*
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*
Heart Septum / pathology

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