CYSTIC TERATOID tumors of the heart and pericardium are unusual neoplasms that have received little or no mention in the standard textbooks of pediatrics and cardiology. Presented here is an instance of this rare tumor.
Report of a Case
Clinical Summary.—The patient was a 6-week-old white female infant who was initially seen as a routine "well baby" visit. Maternal history revealed a urinary tract infection during the second month of pregnancy and rubella during the seventh month. The infant was delivered at home after a rapid labor and was found to have no abnormalities when examined after arrival at the hospital. The mother had no specific complaints at the time of the six-week visit. On examination the baby was noted to be pale with a low pitched but sustained cry. Weight gain was regarded as adequate. No abnormalities were noted about the head, abdomen, or extremities. The thorax was
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