Surgical resection of an intracardiac rhabdomyoma

Hartmuth B. Bittner, Ajeet D. Sharma, Kevin P. Landolfo

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There are only a few previous reports of intracardiac rhabdomyomas causing ventricular arrhythmias and near syncope. In this report we describe the successful surgical resection of an intracardiac rhabdomyoma using cardiopulmonary bypass, blood cardioplegia, and hypothermia. Preoperative evaluation consisting of echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), magnet resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) strongly suggested the presence of a symptomatic primary cardiac tumor projecting from the interventricular septum into the right ventricle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2156-2158
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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