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Positional cyanosis in infants: an unusual presentation of right-sided cardiac masses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15237670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Positional cyanosis is an uncommon finding in young patients. We report three infants who presented with positional cyanosis due to a pedunculated tumour in the right heart. Arterial desaturation was the result of right-to-left shunting at the level of the oval foramen caused by obstruction and/or insufficiency of the tricuspid valve. The obstruction at the level of the tricuspid valve was variable because of the pedunculated nature of the tumours, which gave them considerable mobility. Hence, the degree of right-to-left shunting was dependent on the position of the patient. In all the patients, surgical resection of the tumours resolved the cyanosis.
Aviva Levitas; Gil Gross; Nili Zucker; Eli Zalzstein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-07     Completed Date:  2004-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Cyanosis / etiology*
Heart / physiopathology
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve / pathology,  physiopathology

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