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Vol 77, No 3 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-28
Submitted: 2017-06-20
Accepted: 2017-12-15
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Giant cardiac tumours in the newborn: an unusual image

J. Kwiatkowska, S. Ciemny, D. Kozłowski
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0119
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Pubmed: 29297180
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Folia Morphol 2018;77(3):601-603.

open access

Vol 77, No 3 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-28
Submitted: 2017-06-20
Accepted: 2017-12-15

Abstract

Primary heart tumours in the paediatric population are very rare and they range from 0.01% to 0.04%. Most are benign lesions of which about half are rhabdomyomas. Rhabdomyoma tumour diagnosis is associated with a 75–80% risk of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). TSC are characterised with numerous changes of hamartoma-type located in the brain, kidneys, skin and other organs including the heart. More than two-thirds of newborns with TSC present rhabdomyomas in the heart. These changes may be asymptomatic, but in some cases they may cause heart failure, arrhythmias and death. We present a case report of an infant with giant rhabdomyoma tumours in the course of TSC.

Abstract

Primary heart tumours in the paediatric population are very rare and they range from 0.01% to 0.04%. Most are benign lesions of which about half are rhabdomyomas. Rhabdomyoma tumour diagnosis is associated with a 75–80% risk of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). TSC are characterised with numerous changes of hamartoma-type located in the brain, kidneys, skin and other organs including the heart. More than two-thirds of newborns with TSC present rhabdomyomas in the heart. These changes may be asymptomatic, but in some cases they may cause heart failure, arrhythmias and death. We present a case report of an infant with giant rhabdomyoma tumours in the course of TSC.

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Keywords

cardiac tumour; rhabdomyoma of heart; primary heart tumours in children; tuberous sclerosis complex; giant heart tumours

About this article
Title

Giant cardiac tumours in the newborn: an unusual image

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 77, No 3 (2018)

Pages

601-603

Published online

2017-12-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0119

Pubmed

29297180

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2018;77(3):601-603.

Keywords

cardiac tumour
rhabdomyoma of heart
primary heart tumours in children
tuberous sclerosis complex
giant heart tumours

Authors

J. Kwiatkowska
S. Ciemny
D. Kozłowski

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