Successful surgical removal of a giant interventricular fibroma: Surgical approach without ventriculotomy

Naritaka Kimura, Muneaki Matsubara, Naotaka Atsumi, Masatsugu Terada

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A 14-month-old boy was transported to our hospital by ambulance because of cardiopulmonary arrest after the sudden onset of convulsions. He was resuscitated and transthoracic echocardiography showed a giant interventricular tumor. The cause of this episode was thought to be ventricular arrhythmias induced by the tumor. At operation, an incision line was confirmed by direct ultrasonography. The heart was incised directly on the interventricular septum. The tumor was carefully dissected and completely removed without entering the ventricular cavity. Histologic analysis revealed a fibroma. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and he remains well without episodes of heart failure or ventricular arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1074
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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