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Giant Cardiac Fibroma: An Unusual Cause of Failure to Thrive.
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PMID:  22644413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac fibromas are extremely rare in the general pediatric population and may present with a wide spectrum of clinical signs, including life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden death. We report a 14-month-old boy who presented with failure to thrive as the only symptom. Echocardiography showed a large cardiac fibroma in the right ventricle. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis. After complete surgical tumor resection, the boy showed normal catch-up growth. This case underlines the diversity of clinical features of cardiac tumors, which implies that they should be considered early in the differential diagnosis of infants with failure to thrive.
Susanne Navarini; Philipp Latzin; Alexander Kadner; Thierry Carrel; Damian Hutter
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children's Hospital of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.
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