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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 3 May 2012 > MISCELLANEOUS > Asymptomatic Pediatric Pulmonic Valve Myxoma Involving the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Asymptomatic Pediatric Pulmonic Valve Myxoma Involving the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Manochehr Hekmat, Sima Rafieian, Zahra Ansari Aval, Mohammad Khani, Maryam Taherkhani, Mohammad Reza Movahed

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Shahid Modarres Hospital, Tehran, Iran, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Asymptomatic pediatric pulmonic valve myxoma involving the right ventricular out flow tract (RVOT) is very rare. The case is presented of 13-year-old asymptomatic boy who was referred to the cardiology clinic for evaluation of murmur, and was found to have a large mobile mass (3 × 2 cm) in the RVOT that protruded into the pulmonary artery across the pulmonary valve during systole, and relocated in the right ventricle in diastole. The patient underwent

successful surgical excision of the tumor, which had a short stalk attached to the pulmonary valve. Macroscopic examination revealed a typical myxoma without any evidence of malignancy. This case elaborates the importance of early recognition and surgical excision of these tumors in order to prevent thromboembolic complications.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2012;21:398-400

Asymptomatic Pediatric Pulmonic Valve Myxoma Involving the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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