Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 204–206 | Cite as

Heart transplantation in an infant with rhabdomyoma

  • M. Demkow
  • K. Sorensen
  • B. F. Whitehead
  • P. G. Rees
  • I. D. Sullivan
  • M. J. Elliott
  • M. R. de Leval
Article

Abstract

Rhabdomyoma is the most common primary cardiac tumor in infants and children and is often associated with tuberous sclerosis. Surgical resection may be indicated and, if so, is usually curative. We describe a rhabdomyoma in an infant who presented with severe myocardial ischemia necessitating orthotopic heart transplantation.

Key words

Rhabdomyoma Heart transplantation Infant Tuberous sclerosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Demkow
    • 1
  • K. Sorensen
    • 1
  • B. F. Whitehead
    • 1
  • P. G. Rees
    • 1
  • I. D. Sullivan
    • 1
  • M. J. Elliott
    • 1
  • M. R. de Leval
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiothoracic UnitThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonUK

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