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Management of a fetal intrapericardial teratoma: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20136858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrapericardial teratomas are rare but potentially fatal. With prenatal ultrasound, early diagnosis and decision for treatment can be accomplished. However, the decision becomes to treat prenatally vs. waiting until the neonatal period for definitive surgical management. The most common sequelae of intrapericardial teratomas are pericardial effusion and often progression to hydrops. It is these sequelae that tend to guide management. Presented here is a case report of the diagnosis and management of a twin fetus with an intrapericardial teratoma, as well as a review of the literature.
Angela M Fagiana; Shari Barnett; V Sreenath Reddy; Kirk A Milhoan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-08     Completed Date:  2010-04-22     Revised Date:  2011-05-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Cesarean Section
Diseases in Twins / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Fetal Heart / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Heart Neoplasms / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Hydrops Fetalis / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Live Birth
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Patient Care Team
Pericardial Effusion / congenital
Pericardium / embryology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Teratoma / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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