Rhabdomyoma in the fetus: Illustration of tumor growth during the second half of gestation

A. Nir, S. Ekstein, M. Nadjari, A. Raas-Rothschild, A. J.J.T. Rein

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Abstract

Rhabdomyomata are the most common cardiac tumors in childhood and are associated with tuberous sclerosis. These tumors tend to regress in the first years of life. Little is known about their intrauterine growth pattern. We describe three fetuses with cardiac rhabdomyomata and illustrate the tumor growth by serial echocardiographic views during the second half of gestation. Tumor growth is proportional to cardiac growth and tends to be some-what slower toward the end of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Rhabdomyoma
  • Tuberous sclerosis

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