Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 182--184

Successful management of a neonate with antenatally detected mature intrapericardial teratoma


Annie Arvind, Ramasamy Rajeshkumar, Deepak Thakur, Anuradha Sridhar, Muthukumaran Chinnasamy Sivaprakasm 
 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Apollo Children's Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Annie Arvind
Apollo Children's Hospital, Thousand Lights, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India

Intrapericardial teratoma is a germ-cell tumor that typically arises from the base of the heart and usually diagnosed in the fetal or neonatal period. Although benign, these tumors can be massive in size causing direct compression of the heart. Life-threatening complications such as fetal hydrops, cardiac failure, superior vena cava syndrome, and cardiac tamponade caused by these teratomas have been reported. Early surgical excision is curative. We present the images of a mature intrapericardial teratoma diagnosed in an asymptomatic neonate. The neonate was managed successfully by elective surgical excision.


How to cite this article:
Arvind A, Rajeshkumar R, Thakur D, Sridhar A, Sivaprakasm MC. Successful management of a neonate with antenatally detected mature intrapericardial teratoma.Ann Pediatr Card 2019;12:182-184


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Arvind A, Rajeshkumar R, Thakur D, Sridhar A, Sivaprakasm MC. Successful management of a neonate with antenatally detected mature intrapericardial teratoma. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 20 ];12:182-184
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