Cardiac juvenile xanthogranuloma in an infant presenting with pericardial effusion

Daisuke Kobayashi, Ralph E. Delius, Larisa V. Debelenko, Sanjeev Aggarwal

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Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a rare histiocytic disorder of childhood mainly affecting skin and rarely deep soft tissues and viscera. We report a 2-month-old infant who presented with respiratory distress secondary to a large pericardial effusion associated with an epicardial mass. Excisional biopsy was performed and the mass was diagnosed as juvenile xanthogranuloma. The child is well without evidence of disease 8 months following the excision. The corresponding literature on juvenile xanthogranuloma with cardiac manifestations is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E106-E110
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Juvenile xanthogranuloma
  • Pericardial Effusion


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