Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 369–371

Resection of an Obstructive Neonatal Cardiac Myxoma of the Infundibulum

  • K.M. George
  • R.M. Przygodzki
  • R.A. Jonas
  • G.B. Di Russo
Article

Abstract

Myxoma, the most common primary cardiac tumor in adults, is rare in neonates. We describe a myxoma arising from the infundibulum of the right ventricle causing significant outflow tract obstruction in an otherwise normal newborn. Serial echocardiograms revealed an increasing gradient across the right ventricular outflow tract prompting surgery. The patient underwent successful excision of the myxoma with an uneventful recovery.

Keywords

Myxoma Neonate Right ventricle Tumor 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • K.M. George
    • 1
  • R.M. Przygodzki
    • 2
  • R.A. Jonas
    • 1
  • G.B. Di Russo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryChildren’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomic PathologyChildren’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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