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Left ventricular cardiac fibroma in a child presenting with ventricular tachycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17849072     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac tumors in children are rare. Although most are histologically benign, they can be associated with life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden death. We report a 7-year-old boy, with a first episode of symptomatic tachycardia, who was found to have a left ventricular (LV) fibroma. He had a normal echocardiogram prior to an electrophysiology study, which revealed a sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia and a radio-opacity near the LV apex. These findings prompted a cardiac MRI, which demonstrated a discrete mass on his LV apex and free wall. Our case emphasizes that structural heart disease should be aggressively pursued in children presenting with ventricular tachycardia.
Stacy Stratemann; Yvette Dzurik; Frank Fish; David Parra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-18     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 22nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232-0002, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Fibroma / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Heart Ventricles
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology*

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