Multiple cardiac mycetomas in an immunosuppressed child.


A 7-year old boy with a history of bone marrow transplantation for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, complicated by systemic mycosis (Candida albicans) presented with respiratory distress and arterial desaturation due to multiple cardiac mycetomas (Fig. 1). He underwent surgical treatment (Fig. 2) and made a full recovery, only to experience a similar episode a month later, which led to his demise.

DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt277

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@article{Kanakis2014MultipleCM, title={Multiple cardiac mycetomas in an immunosuppressed child.}, author={Meletios A Kanakis and Andrew C Chatzis and Vassiliki Kytra and Prodromos A. Azariadis}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2014}, volume={45 1}, pages={200} }