The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 4
Left ventricular giant rhabdomyoma in an infant with no tuberous sclerosis: accidental finding and complex management
Departments of 1Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, and 2Pediatrics and Clinical Medicine, Section of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University of Cagliari, and 3Pediatric Cardiology, G. Brotzu Hospital, Cagliari, Italy The accidental finding of a giant left ventricular rhabdomyoma in a female infant with no tuberous sclerosis is described herein. This is the first report of a huge cardiac rhabdomyoma occluding the left ventricular cavity, which was not associated with tuberous sclerosis. The clinical management of the baby and the difficult therapeutical choices involved both pediatricians and pediatric cardiologists. Keywords : heart, tumor, tuberous sclerosis, imaging, drugs.
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