Anesthetic Management of an Infant Presenting with an Intrapericardial Tumor: A Case Report

  • Mitra Golmohammadi Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
  • Shahyad Salehi Department of Cardiac Surgery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
  • Rozita Haghi Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
  • Mohammad Radvar Department of Pediatrics, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
Keywords: Heart neoplasms • Teratoma • Pericardial effusion • Anesthesia

Abstract

Intrapericardial teratomas are rare primary cardiac tumors. These tumors, albeit benign in essence, can be fatal if they exert pressure on the cardiovascular and/or respiratory system. We describe a 34-day-old infant, who needed emergent surgery due to cardiovascular structure compromise. Proper anesthetic and surgical techniques conferred an uneventful postoperative course. Histologic examination confirmed the tumor as an intrapericardial teratoma. At 8 months’ postoperative follow-up, the child had a good developmental status and a normal echocardiogram.
Published
2018-05-23
How to Cite
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Golmohammadi M, Salehi S, Haghi R, Radvar M. Anesthetic Management of an Infant Presenting with an Intrapericardial Tumor: A Case Report. jthc. 13(2):76-9.
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