Fetal cardiac rhabdomyoma: A sheep or a wolf?

Avihu Z. Gazit, Gautam K. Singh, Joseph Shumway, Mark C. Johnson, Achiau Ludomirsky

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Rhabdomyoma is the most common primary cardiac tumor identified in utero and in infancy. Usually it has a benign course, which has prompted an expectant approach to its management. We report herein the cases of three patients who presented prenatally with cardiac rhabdomyomas. Only one of them had a benign course. The other two patients provided recognizable characteristics of rhabdomyomas with an unfavorable course and demonstrated that fetal rhabdomyomas can have a fatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 13 2007


  • Cardiac rhabdomyoma
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Hydrops fetalis


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