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Archivos de cardiología de México

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MORALES-QUISPE, Jorge A. et al. Intrapericardial teratoma in the neonatal stage: Diagnosis and evolution. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2011, vol.81, n.1, pp. 22-25. ISSN 1405-9940.

Intrapericardial teratomas in fetal and neonatal stages are rare. They invade the mediastinum compromising the venous return to the heart and leading to hydrops. We report a case of a neonate with fetal hydrops who required ventilatory support at birth and urgent surgical treatment due to severe respiratory failure. During surgery, a multicyst mass was resected in the anterior mediastinum, corresponding to an immature teratoma.

Keywords : Intrapericardial teratoma; Fetal hydrops; pericardial; effusion; Mexico.

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