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Congenital infantile myofibroma causing intrauterine death in a twin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22674951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While infantile myofibromatosis is the most common mesenchymal tumour of infancy, only around 300 cases have been reported. The authors report a 33-year-old para 1 with an uncomplicated, dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy who was diagnosed with an intrauterine death of one twin at 36+5 weeks gestation. At caesarean section, a macerated male stillborn weighing 2.72 kg was delivered. Postmortem examination revealed a pedunculated lesion attached to the left shoulder and underlying muscle consistent with a congenital myofibroma. The cause of death was postulated to be haemorrhage from the tumour surface causing fetal anaemia.
Christina Yi Ling Aye; Steve Gould; S Adeyemi Akinsola
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-07     Completed Date:  2013-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Fetal Death / etiology*
Fetal Diseases / pathology*
Muscle Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology
Myofibromatosis / complications,  congenital*,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology*
Pregnancy, Twin

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