Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158--159

Multimodality imaging of a subtotally obstructive right ventricular myxoma in an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl


Gesa Wiegand1, Ludger Sieverding1, Ulrich Kramer2, Susanne Haen3, Michael Hofbeck1 
1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children's Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany
2 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Institute of Pathology and Neuropathology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tuebingen, Germany
3 Department of General Pathology, Institute of Pathology and Neuropathology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tuebingen, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gesa Wiegand
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children«SQ»s Hospital, Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 1, Tuebingen - 72076
Germany

A 10-year-old girl presented with a supraventricular tachycardia. A heart murmur was detected during a clinical examination; therefore, echocardiography was performed. This revealed a giant right ventricular myxoma that subtotally obstructed the right ventricular outflow tract. A myxoma in the right ventricle is uncommon in children. This rare intracardiac tumor was examined using multimodality imaging, and the patient underwent surgical resection. The pathologic features confirmed our suspicion and revealed an encapsulated tumor with myxomatoid stroma containing focal hemorrhages.


How to cite this article:
Wiegand G, Sieverding L, Kramer U, Haen S, Hofbeck M. Multimodality imaging of a subtotally obstructive right ventricular myxoma in an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:158-159


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Wiegand G, Sieverding L, Kramer U, Haen S, Hofbeck M. Multimodality imaging of a subtotally obstructive right ventricular myxoma in an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];7:158-159
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