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Fetal pericardial teratoma: presentation of two cases and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16450274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the fetal ultrasound and echocardiographic findings and clinical outcome of two fetuses with intrapericardial teratoma encountered in our institution. In the first (diagnosed at 19 weeks of gestation) case there was elective termination of pregnancy; in the second case (diagnosed at 24 weeks), a pericardio-amniotic shunt was placed after reaccumulation of fluid following pericardiocentesis. We review the published experience of intrapericardial teratomas, focusing on the diagnosis, fetal echocardiographic findings, and outcome with and without prenatal intervention.
Rima Bader; Lisa K Hornberger; Larry J Nijmeh; Fawaz Al-Kazaleh; Greg Ryan; Ants Toi; Sandra Viero; Jagdish Butany; David Chitayat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-01     Completed Date:  2006-05-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler
Fetal Heart / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Fetal Therapies
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Pericardial Effusion
Pericardium / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Teratoma / pathology*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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