Primary Heart Tumors in the Pediatric Age Group: A Review of Salient Pathologic Features Relevant for Clinicians

@article{Becker2000PrimaryHT,
  title={Primary Heart Tumors in the Pediatric Age Group: A Review of Salient Pathologic Features Relevant for Clinicians},
  author={Anton E. Becker},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={317-323}
}
Because primary tumors of the heart in infants and children are extremely rare, most knowledge is based on collections of case reports rather than large cohort studies. The types of heart tumors encountered in the pediatric age group differ from those seen in adults. In the latter, cardiac myxomas are by far the most common tumor; in infants and children the most common primary tumor of the heart is the rhabdomyoma. Spontaneous regression of these tumors has been well established so that… CONTINUE READING

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