Epitheloid hemangioendothelioma of the heart in infancy


Tansel T. , Aydogan U., Yilmazbayhan D., Bilgic B. , Demiryont M., Onursal E.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.79, no.4, pp.1402-1405, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.10.053
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1402-1405

Abstract

We report a case of primary cardiac epithelioid hemangioendothelioma arising from the right atrium of a 2-month-old infant. The tumor was found incidentally during exploratory sternotomy for recurrent pericardial effusion. This case represents a very rare situation, because this is the youngest patient found in relevant literature, and because it involves extensive infiltration by the tumor without any development of intracardiac mass appearance.