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November 1976

Calcified Right Ventricular Fibroma Causing Outflow Obstruction: Report of a Case With Successful Excision

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Dr Aryanpur) and pathology (Dr Nazarian), Queen Pahlavi Cardio Vascular Center and Ahari Children's Hospital, and the Mehr General Hospital (Dr Khonsari), Tehran, Iran.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(11):1265-1267. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120120099020

• A 5-year-old boy with clinical findings of pulmonic stenosis was found to have a large calcified mass in the right ventricular outflow region and a gradient of 120 mm Hg between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. At surgery, an oval-shaped tumor attached to the interventricular septum and obstructing the right ventricular outflow tract was removed. The child survived and is doing well. Histologically, the tumor had the characteristics of fibroma. A hemodynamic study three months after surgery showed almost complete abolishment of the gradient. To our knowledge this is the fifth reported case of calcified right ventricular fibroma with successful operation. In childhood intracardiac calcifications, together with obstruction, are highly suggestive of this lesion.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1265-1267, 1976)

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