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Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2019 Apr;26(1):60-65. English. Case Report.
Seo JW , Song MK , Park SH , Park HE , Park SA .
Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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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