Atrial Rhabdomyoma Resection With Extracellular Matrix Reconstruction of the Right Atrial Free Wall in an Infant

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, Ryan P. Flanagan, Robert Douglas Benjamin Jaquiss, Andrew J. Lodge

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A neonate was diagnosed with a mediastinal mass after presenting with bradycardia. At surgery, she was found to have a 4-cm mass replacing most of the right atrial free wall. After tumor resection, the right atrium was reconstructed with an extracellular matrix biomaterial that supports native tissue regeneration. Her pathology revealed rhabdomyoma, which is rare in patients without tuberous sclerosis. The procedure was well tolerated but was complicated by narrowing of the superior vena cava that required dilation postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-772
Number of pages4
JournalWorld journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • arrhythmia
  • extracellular matrix
  • rhabdomyoma
  • tuberous sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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