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Revista Medica Herediana

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RIOS, Josías et al. Pre-natal diagnosis of cardiac myxoma: Case presentation and literature review. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.4, pp.247-250. ISSN 1018-130X.

Myxoma is the most frequent cardiac tumor in adults, representing approximately 50% of the cardiac tumors. In children, the most common cardiac tumor is the rhabdomyoma, usually associated with tuberous sclerosis. Myxoma of the heart is very uncommon in children including the pre-natal period. We present here the case of a female patient who underwent heart surgery at the age of 8 days to remove two intracardiac tumors diagnosed at 38 weeks of pregnancy. The surgical procedure was performed through a median sternotomy with extracorporeal circulation and cardiac arrest. The polypoid tumors were found in the right atrium and were compatible with cardiac myxomas. Post-operative evolution was satisfactory; the patient was discharged 14 days after surgery.

Keywords : Myxoma; infant; newborn.

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