Giant Cardiac Fibroma: An Unusual Cause of Failure to Thrive

Navarini, Susanne; Latzin, Philipp; Kadner, Alexander; Carrel, Thierry; Hutter, Damian (2013). Giant Cardiac Fibroma: An Unusual Cause of Failure to Thrive. Pediatric cardiology, 34(5), pp. 1264-6. New York, N.Y.: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00246-012-0374-9

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Cardiac fibromas are extremely rare in the general pediatric population and may present with a wide spectrum of clinical signs, including life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden death. We report a 14-month-old boy who presented with failure to thrive as the only symptom. Echocardiography showed a large cardiac fibroma in the right ventricle. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis. After complete surgical tumor resection, the boy showed normal catch-up growth. This case underlines the diversity of clinical features of cardiac tumors, which implies that they should be considered early in the differential diagnosis of infants with failure to thrive.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Navarini, Susanne; Latzin, Philipp; Kadner, Alexander; Carrel, Thierry and Hutter, Damian

ISSN:

0172-0643

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 13:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00246-012-0374-9

PubMed ID:

22644413

Web of Science ID:

000318871100031

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.11845

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/11845 (FactScience: 218095)

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