Right ventricular myxoma obstructing the pulmonary artery during early childhood

Kiichiro Kumagai, Sadahiro Sai, Masato Endo, Koichi Tabayashi

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Primary cardiac tumors are uncommon during infancy and childhood. Myxomas originating in the right ventricle are even less common in pediatric patients. A 2-year-old girl was referred to our hospital under a diagnosis of right ventricular tumor. The aim of the operation was extirpation of the tumor. Perioperative cardiac arrest occurred when the tumor obstructed the pulmonary artery. After promptly establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, the tumor was removed from the right ventricular outflow tract. The patient was discharged on the 13th postoperative day without complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul


  • Pediatric cardiac myxoma
  • Pulmonary arterial obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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