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Intracardiac fibroma in an asymptomatic infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2364586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary tumors of the heart are rare in infancy and childhood. A one-year-old, asymptomatic, male infant with unimpressive physical findings in whom an echocardiogram demonstrated a large, encapsulated, solid fibroma filling the right ventricle without obstruction of either the inflow or outflow tract is presented. Successful complete surgical excision of the tumor was accomplished. The histological examination was compatible with a benign fibroma. The infant has remained asymptomatic postoperatively with subsidence of the heart murmur. He has not shown any evidence of recurrence of the tumor during a follow-up period of 29 months. This represents an unusual case of a huge right ventricular fibroma and only the fifth youngest patient, to our knowledge, to undergo successful surgical removal.
A C Tahernia; J T Bricker; D A Ott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-13     Completed Date:  1990-08-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka, KS 66604-1353.
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MeSH Terms
Fibroma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Ventricles

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