n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Intrapericardial teratoma in a twin with severe failure to thrive : case report
|Article Title||Intrapericardial teratoma in a twin with severe failure to thrive : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Author||S.E. Levin, J.R. Harrisberg and K. Govendrageloo|
|Publication Date||Sep 2002|
|Pages||237 - 240|
Extracted from text ... Summary We report on one affected twin who presented with cough, dyspnoea and severe failure to thrive. He was found to have gross cardiomegaly on chest X-ray. This proved to be due to an intrapericardial teratoma with an associated pericardial effusion. The operation on this rare tumour was successful. Cardiovasc J South Afr 2002; 13: 237-240. www.cvjsa.co.za Patients with an intrapericardial teratoma may be detected towards the end of a pregnancy on routine ultrasound examination, sometimes with hydrops foetalis, or they may present shortly after birth with signs of respiratory distress.1-3 A chest X-ray may reveal a grossly enlarged cardiac ..
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