Archivos de cardiología de México
Print version ISSN 1405-9940
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.