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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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SARMIENTO PORTAL, Yanett et al. Intracardial tumor in the newborn. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.175-182. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: primary cardiac tumors are rare in childhood and mostly benign, the most common being rhabdomyomas, associating more than 60% of patients with tuberous sclerosis. Most of them tend to regress, but some, depending on their location and clinical manifestations, require surgical treatment. Case presentation: newborn female, daughter of a mother of 34 years old. Iterated product cesarean birth at 40 weeks, Apgar 9-9, 2800 grams of birth weight. Clinical genetics was tracking during pregnancy by prenatal ultrasound detected in the presence of Intracardial tumor, which was confirmed by postnatal ultrasound performed with a tumor area of 3.5 mm. Intracardial rhabdomyomas diagnosed does not obstruct the outflow tract, with clinical and echocardiography follow-up and monthly favorable. Conclusions: fetal cardiac tumors are extremely rare. They can be diagnosed by ultrasound from the womb. The recommended expectant attitude is the possibility of spontaneous regression, except in cases with clinical impact. At follow-up, the tuberous sclerosis must be ruled out by its high association with this entity.

Keywords : Neoplasms; Rhabdomyoma; Newborn infant; Prenatal diagnosis; Tuberous sclerosis.

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