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Sudden unexpected death due to asymptomatic cardiac rhabdomyoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7252473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of cardiac rhabdomyoma producing sudden unexpected death in an asymptomatic six-year-old boy is reported. Cardiac rhabdomyoma is a rare tumor, and its ability to cause sudden unexpected death in children beyond infancy is not generally known. The great majority of afflicted patients die in the early infancy; few survive beyond five years of age. The signs and symptoms present in most cases are said to be due to interference of interaction blood flow or to interruption of the cardiac conduction system. Numerous cases have been clinically misdiagnosed because of this tumor's ability to mimic other cardiac disease.
Authors:
E J Violette; N J Hardin; E N McQuillen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1981 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-25     Completed Date:  1981-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  599-604     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Heart Neoplasms / mortality*,  pathology
Humans
Male
Rhabdomyoma / mortality*,  pathology

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