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A Rare Case In Childhood: Left Atrial Rhabdomyosarcoma
Derya Aydın Şahin1, Osman Başpınar1, Gökhan Gökaslan2, Mehmet Kervancıoğlu1
1Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Kardiyoloji Bilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
2Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
Primary cardiac tumors are very rare with malignant tumors generating approximately 20% of rhabdomyosarcomas. Symptoms change according to the localization of the mass. It is often diagnosed with transthoracic echocardiography or transeosophageal echocardiography. Due to high mortality rates of rhabdomyosarcomas, surgical excision is required for initiating the definitive diagnosis, the relief of acute symptoms and prolongation of survival time. Our patient was admitted with respiratory distress and pericardial effusion, and a mass was detected in the left atrium by echocardiography. Emergency surgery was performed to the patient, left atrial mass was removed and the definitive diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination. Keywords : Rhabdomyosarcoma, atrial mass, childhood