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Intrapericardial teratoma in a premature neonate: pre-delivery diagnosis and successful surgical removal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20515864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrapericardial teratoma is a rare cardiac tumour that is typically a lone, large, polycystic mass, in contact with the base of the heart and accompanied by pericardial effusion. In itself it is benign, but it can be potentially fatal because of pressure on the heart or great vessels. It is usually surgically removable. Here we describe a case of intrapericardial teratoma that was identified by foetal echocardiography prior to Caesarean delivery and was successfully removed surgically in a premature neonate. The postoperative course was uneventful, and six years later the child shows normal development and has a normal echocardiogram.
Georgios Kalavrouziotis; Georgia Konstantopoulou; Kalliopi Stefanaki; Nikolaos Eleftherakis; Christodoulos Paphitis; Prodromos Azariades
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  51     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Neoplasms / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Remission Induction
Teratoma / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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