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J Reprod Med. 1991 Apr;36(4):317-9.

Ultrasound diagnosis of an obstructive cardiac rhabdomyoma with severe hydrops and hypoplastic lungs. A case report.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emanuel Hospital and Health Center, Portland, Oregon 97227.


Cardiac rhabdomyomas of the fetus and neonate are benign cardiac muscle hamartomas with an incidence of 0.027% in pediatric autopsies. This is the third reported case of prenatally diagnosed cardiac rhabdomyoma, the second with severe hydrops and the only one associated with aortic valve hypoplasia and hypoplastic lungs.

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