J Korean Pediatr Cardiol Soc.  2005 Jun;9(1):188-192.

A Case of Fetal Intracardiac Tumor Detected on Fetal Echocardiography

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

Primary tumors of the heart are uncommon in the fetus and neonate and are most often histologically benign. Rhabdomyoma is the most common cardiac tumor in the fetus and pediatric population which is followed in frequency by fibroma and teratoma. Rhabdomyomas are usually multiple, solid, and lobulated and an estimated 50-86% of rhabdomyoma cases are associated with tuberous sclerosis. Since spontaneous regression of rhabdomyoma is well documented, surgical intervention is recommended only for those patients with severe hemodynamic compromise or for those with persistent arrhythmias. A case of rhabdomyoma detected by fetal echocardiography, which was proved by autopsy, is reported.

Keyword

Fetal echocardiography; Rhabdomyoma; Cardiac tumor

MeSH Terms

Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Autopsy
Echocardiography*
Fetus
Fibroma
Heart
Heart Neoplasms
Hemodynamics
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Rhabdomyoma
Teratoma
Tuberous Sclerosis
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