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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129-131

Antenatally diagnosed fetal cardiac tumor associated with tuberous sclerosis

Department of Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women's Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Dr. Nuha Nimeri
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women's Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.154126

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Term male baby was born by normal vaginal delivery. The mother was followed-up in fetomaternal unit. Ultrasound report showed a huge mass arising externally from left ventricle free wall with multiple intracardiac masses with moderate pericardial effusion. A possibility of rhabdomyoma was considered. Baby was born with poor respiratory effort needed resuscitation and mechanical ventilation. Immediate postnatal echocardiography confirmed the presence of the extra and intra cardiac masses. Baby remained hemodynamically stable, developed one attack of supraventricular tachycardia and heart failure for which medical treatment given. Investigations confirmed the presence of tuberous sclerosis complex in this baby including magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) scan that showed multiple subcortical and periventricular tubers'. CT abdomen showed angiomyolipoma of the left kidney, which disappeared completely after that. Baby remained free from neurological symptoms, discharged home on oral propranolol with multidisciplinary outpatient follow-up. His cardiac masses regressed significantly over his 2 years of life

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