Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol.  2019 Apr;26(1):60-65. 10.15264/cpho.2019.26.1.60.

Primary Cardiac Hemangioendothelioma in an Infant: A Case Report

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  • 1Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea. psinai@daum.net
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Primary cardiac tumors are rare, with a prevalence of 0.001-0.2%. Among such tumors, cardiac hemangioendotheliomas are some of the most uncommon. In Korea, there have been no reports of hemangioendothelioma occurring in the heart of infants. We herein report a case of an infant that was admitted to our medical center and presented with cough and a runny nose. The initial diagnosis was acute bronchiolitis. Cardiomegaly was observed on chest radiography. Echocardiography revealed a tumor measuring 3.5×4.0 cm in the right atrium. The infant was transferred to a tertiary medical center for tumor excision. The excised lesion was 3.8×3×3.2 cm in size, and biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of hemangioendothelioma. In this case report, we describe our experience with a rare case involving cardiac tumor in an infant with an upper respiratory tract infection.

Keyword

Hemangioendothelioma; Heart; Infant; Twins

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Bronchiolitis
Cardiomegaly
Cough
Diagnosis
Echocardiography
Heart
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms
Hemangioendothelioma*
Humans
Infant*
Korea
Nose
Prevalence
Radiography
Respiratory Tract Infections
Thorax
Twins
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