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Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2019 Apr;26(1):60-65. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.15264/cpho.2019.26.1.60
Seo JW , Song MK , Park SH , Park HE , Park SA .
Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea. psinai@daum.net
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department 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.

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