ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Intrapericardial teratoma excision in a preterm infant following in-utero pericardiocentesis
Zeynep Eyileten1, Anar Aliyev1, Fikri Demir2, Acar Koç3, Ercan Tutar2, Semra Atalay2, Adnan Uysalel1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
3Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Faculty Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.7595
We present a multidisciplinary treatment approach for a preterm case of a giant intrapericardial teratoma accompanied by significant pericardial effusion, who was managed in prenatal and neonatal period. Identical twin sibling of the patient was healthy. The infant required in-utero pericardiocentesis for signs of tamponade before delivery by cesarean section. The preterm infant had surgical removal of the tumor during cardiac surgery on the second day of the life. The pathological examination was reported as an immature teratoma. The patient was uneventful postoperatively.
Keywords : Intrapericardial; pericardiocentesis; prenatal; preterm infant; teratoma
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