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Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(1):88-90.

Cardiac fibroma as an inherited manifestation of nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, 04289 Leipzig, Germany. TBossert11@aol.com


We report the case of an 8-month-old male infant presenting with life-threatening ventricular tachycardia. Echocardiography revealed a left ventricular tumor. The tumor was resected through a left ventriculotomy, and the left ventricle was reconstructed after a partial ventriculectomy Histologic investigation showed a completely resected benign fibroma. The 30-year-old mother was known to have nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome, which can be associated with cardiac fibromas. We believe that this is an interesting addition to the medical literature.

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