New-onset cardiac rhabdomyoma beyond infancy in a patient with tuberous sclerosis complex

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Cardiac rhabdomyomas in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex are usually detected antenatally or during infancy, with subsequent stabilisation or spontaneous regression. Development of a new cardiac rhabdomyoma beyond infancy is very rare. We report a male child who needed resection of a large rhabdomyoma in neonatal life, and then developed a new-onset rhabdomyoma at 2 years of age in a different location, needing another resection. Routine surveillance for cardiac rhabdomyomas in asymptomatic patients with tuberous sclerosis is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-399
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 9 2015



  • Cardiac tumours
  • natural history
  • rhabdomyoma
  • tuberous sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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