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Giant Cardiac Fibroma: An Unusual Cause of Failure to Thrive.
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PMID:  22644413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children's Hospital of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.
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