Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 346--348

Ultrasound-guided intraoperative trans-epicardial needle biopsy of an intracardiac tumor


Subhrajit Lahiri1, Henri Justino1, Jeffrey S Heinle2, Jose Alberto Hernandez3, Christina Y Miyake1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
3 Department of Pediatric Radiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

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Dr. Subhrajit Lahiri
6651 Main Street, E 1920, Houston, TX 77030
USA

We describe the use of a novel interventional approach to the histopathologic diagnosis of a ventricular septal tumor using intraoperative ultrasound-guided trans-epicardial biopsy without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass in a 2-year-old child. This novel approach has not been previously reported. Multidisciplinary collaboration between cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, cardiac imaging, and interventional radiology provided the ability to perform cardiac biopsy. This technique may be used in specific cases of cardiac tumors where tissue diagnosis is important, but surgical resection is deemed excessively risky or impossible.


How to cite this article:
Lahiri S, Justino H, Heinle JS, Hernandez JA, Miyake CY. Ultrasound-guided intraoperative trans-epicardial needle biopsy of an intracardiac tumor.Ann Pediatr Card 2020;13:346-348


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Lahiri S, Justino H, Heinle JS, Hernandez JA, Miyake CY. Ultrasound-guided intraoperative trans-epicardial needle biopsy of an intracardiac tumor. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];13:346-348
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