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Case Report
Primary Cardiac Hemangioendothelioma in an Infant: A Case Report
Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019;26:60-5.
Published online April 30, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Korean Society for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Jeong-wook Seo1, Mi Kyoung Song2, Sung-hye Park3, Hye Eun Park3, and Sin Ae Park1

1Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, 2Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, 3Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Sin Ae Park
Presbyterian Medical Center, 365 Seowon-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju 54987, Korea
Tel: +82-63-230-1390
Fax: +82-63-230-1396
E-mail: psinai@daum.net
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7265-632X
Received March 24, 2019; Revised April 4, 2019; Accepted April 16, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Primary cardiac tumors are rare, with a prevalence of 0.001-0.2%. Among such tumors, cardiac hemangioendotheliomas are some of the most uncommon. In Korea, there have been no reports of hemangioendothelioma occurring in the heart of infants. We herein report a case of an infant that was admitted to our medical center and presented with cough and a runny nose. The initial diagnosis was acute bronchiolitis. Cardiomegaly was observed on chest radiography. Echocardiography revealed a tumor measuring 3.5×4.0 cm in the right atrium. The infant was transferred to a tertiary medical center for tumor excision. The excised lesion was 3.8×3×3.2 cm in size, and biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of hemangioendothelioma. In this case report, we describe our experience with a rare case involving cardiac tumor in an infant with an upper respiratory tract infection.
Keywords: Hemangioendothelioma, Heart, Infant, Twins
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