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Prenatal Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Multiple Atypical Right Atrial Cardiac FibromaPränatale sonografische Diagnose eines multiplen atypischen rechts-atrialen Fibroms
16 December 2010 (eFirst)
Congenital cardiac tumors are very rare with an incidence at birth of approximately 0.0017 – 0.28 % (Holly DG et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 1995; 26: 516 – 520). The majority of cardiac tumors in children are benign, with only approximately 10 % being malignant. The manifestations of a cardiac tumor in fetal life include congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, hydrops and sudden death (Allan L. In Textbook of Fetal Cardiology: Greenwich Medical Media, London, 2000; 358 – 365; Atallah J et al. Pediatr Cardiol 2006; 27: 493 – 496).
We report a case with an atypical form of cardiac fibroma located in the right atrium. To the best of our knowledge a cardiac fibroma located in the right atrium has not previously been reported in the literature. The prenatal diagnosis was made at 36 weeks of gestation.
Miss Lotte Berdiin Colmorn
Gynecology and obstetrics, Hvidovre University Hospital
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