MRI in the evaluation and management of a newborn infant with cardiac rhabdomyoma

Robert Berkenblit, Hugo Spindola-Franco, Robert W.M. Frater, Bernard B. Fish, Julie S. Glickstein

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A newborn infant presented with a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia. Echocardiography showed a large cardiac mass growing exophytically in the region of the left atrial appendage extending along the left ventricular wall but showed no clear tissue plane between the mass and the left ventricular wall. Based on the echocardiogram, surgical resection might damage the left ventricular wall. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a clear plane of demarcation, making surgical resection a viable life-saving option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1475-1477
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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