Volume 15, Number 1 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Spring 2008)                   Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2008, 15(1): 62-65 | Back to browse issues page


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Rejaei S, Naderi S. A Case Report of Primary Cardiac Tumor in A Neonate. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci . 2008; 15 (1) :62-65
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-387-en.html

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Introduction: Primary cardiac tumors are extremely rare in infants and children . Most primary cardiac tumors in pediatric age group are benign, and less than 10% of such tumors are malignant. Many of these tumors are asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed. The clinical manifestations are very different and includes direct cardiac effect, systemic effect , and embolic phenomena. Every infant or child with an unusual cardiac murmur, unexplained congestive heart failure, or arrhythmia should be evaluated for cardiac tumors. Echocardiography has contributed significantly to the evaluation of these patients. Surgery is the only treatment for primary cardiac tumors that require intervention with a relatively good prognosis.

Case Report: The patient was a 20 days old neonate presented with severe congestive heart failure. Evaluation of the patient showed primary cardiac tumor in the left atrium and ventricle. We recommended surgical removal of the tumor but her parents denied surgical intervention at all.

Conclusion: After about one year follow up, congestive heart failure symptoms were controlled and the tumor size was decreased.

Keywords: Heart, Neonate, Tumor
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