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Cardiac myxoma as the cause of death in an infant.

Authors
  • Hals, J
  • Ek, J
  • Sandnes, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta paediatrica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1990
Volume
79
Issue
10
Pages
999–1000
Identifiers
PMID: 2264479
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cardiac myxoma is a rare disease most frequently encountered in adults, usually localized in the left atrium. It rarely occurs in infants. We report a 3 1/2 month old girl whose sudden death was caused by a large atrial myxoma, completely occluding the tricuspidal orifice. The importance of possible prodromal symptoms suggesting a cardiac disease is stated, and the role of echocardiography as an excellent examination technique is discussed.

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