Giant infantile fibroma of the right ventricle - surgical debulking and tumor plication.

E. Usta, M. Hofbeck, R. Kaulitz, L. Sieverding, G. Greil, G. Ziemer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cardiac fibromas are rare lesions which occur predominantly in infants and children. In a 2-week-old premature infant with progressive exertional dyspnea, a huge cardiac tumor (5.0 x 4.5 x 5.0 cm) obstructing the right ventricle was diagnosed. Due to tumor progression with resulting obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), surgery became necessary at 6 months. The tumor was partially resected, creating a crater-like defect, and the resection margins were subsequently plicated. Histological examination confirmed infantile fibroma. The combination of early diagnosis, the time and opportunity for cardiac development and immediate excision once symptoms occur is supposed to improve survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-305
Number of pages2
JournalThe Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Giant infantile fibroma of the right ventricle - surgical debulking and tumor plication.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this