Fetal intracardiac mass with calcification is very rare and not well reported. The authors treated a patient with a cardiac mass presumed to be infective endocarditis in the tricuspid valve and pulmonary valve positions with postcalcification echocardiographic shadow forming pulmonary atresia. Although postnatal consecutive blood cultures for bacterial and fungal pathogens tested negative, serial follow-up echocardiograms and surgical findings suggested infective endocarditis. This report describes a very rare case of presumed fetal infective endocarditis presenting as a calcified mass, which was successfully treated by partial resection without significant morbidity.
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Jin, B.K., Kim, G.B., Kwon, B.S. et al. Cardiac Mass With Calcification Forming Pulmonary Atresia in Utero; A Case of Fetal Endocarditis. Pediatr Cardiol 34, 1908–1910 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-012-0452-z
- Cardiac tumor
- Pulmonary valve
- Tricuspid valve