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Massive right ventricular fibroma treated with partial resection and a cavopulmonary shunt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8784027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac fibromas in infants and children may present as intramural or intracavitary masses. Total or partial resection as well as transplantation have been reported as treatment for symptomatic patients. We report an infant, diagnosed prenatally, who underwent partial excision of a massive obstructive right ventricular fibroma and creation of a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt. The palliative approach has allowed the child to be followed up with the option of transplantation should the tumor continue to increase in size.
M Beghetti; I Haney; W G Williams; J Mawson; R M Freedom; R M Gow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-09     Completed Date:  1996-10-09     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:  882-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Fibroma / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Bypass, Right*
Heart Neoplasms / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles
Palliative Care
Prenatal Diagnosis

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