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Primary cardiac tumours in the paediatric population.
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PMID:  24458239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Primary cardiac tumours are relatively rare in the paediatric population, and they may occur with different signs and symptoms in foetal or post-natal life. The clinical manifestations of cardiac tumours in foetal life may include arrhythmias, congestive heart failure and hydrops. In post-natal life, cardiac tumours may cause cyanosis, respiratory distress, myocardial dysfunction, valvular insufficiency, arrhythmias, inflow or outflow tract obstructions and sudden death. Surgical treatment is essential when symptoms are present, while the role of medical therapy can merely be palliative. Results are various and related to the patients' and tumour characteristics. Primary benign heart tumours mainly have a good prognosis, while malignant neoplasms usually have a poor prognosis; in both cases, however, a strict follow-up is always mandatory in order to detect the recurrence of cardiac neoplasms after surgery.
Lucio Careddu; Guido Oppido; Francesco Dimitri Petridis; Roberta Liberi; Luca Ragni; Davide Pacini; Carlo Pace Napoleone; Emanuela Angeli; Gaetano Gargiulo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS / European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1813-9175     ISO Abbreviation:  Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101495626     Medline TA:  Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  mmt013     Citation Subset:  IM    
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