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Ginecología y obstetricia de México

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SOTO-LOPEZ, Susana; AREVALO-MARTINEZ, Silvia; CARRERAS-MORATONAS, Elena  and  FERRER-MENDUINA, Queralt. Fetal cardiac tumor. Report of a case. Ginecol. obstet. Méx. [online]. 2020, vol.88, n.9, pp.638-643.  Epub Oct 04, 2021. ISSN 0300-9041.


Fetal cardiac tumors are rare, with a very low incidence, however; when they do occur, they are associated with life-threatening complications of the fetus. They are diagnosed from the second trimester and can cause non-immune fetal hydrops, arrhythmias, compression of outflow tracts, and sudden fetal death. Follow-up during pregnancy is important to detect possible complications and establish a birth plan.


A 35-year-old multigest patient, sent to the fetal maternal unit by his treating physician for evaluation for 24.2-week pregnancy and fetus with a single cardiac tumor, located on the apex, of large size; and without compromise in cardiac function, so only prenatal surveillance was warranted. At birth, the newborn received everolimus treatment, with a good response.


The case of a patient with a single pregnancy and fetus with a prenatal diagnosis of a large cardiac tumor is presented with a family history of hemangiomas. In this case, a follow-up approach to detect prenatal complications and establish a birth plan in a third level of medical care is critical for a good practice.

Keywords : Fetal cardiac tumors; Non immune fetal hydrops; Arrhythmias; pregnancy; Prenatal diagnosis; Echocardiography; Everolimus.

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