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MRI in the evaluation and management of a newborn infant with cardiac rhabdomyoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9146353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A newborn infant presented with a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia. Echocardiography showed a large cardiac mass growing exophytically in the region of the left atrial appendage extending along the left ventricular wall but showed no clear tissue plane between the mass and the left ventricular wall. Based on the echocardiogram, surgical resection might damage the left ventricular wall. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a clear plane of demarcation, making surgical resection a viable life-saving option.
Authors:
R Berkenblit; H Spindola-Franco; R W Frater; B B Fish; J S Glickstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-28     Completed Date:  1997-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1475-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Rhabdomyoma / diagnosis*,  surgery

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