Epitheloid hemangioendothelioma of the heart in infancy

Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Apr;79(4):1402-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.10.053.


We report a case of primary cardiac epithelioid hemangioendothelioma arising from the right atrium of a 2-month-old infant. The tumor was found incidentally during exploratory sternotomy for recurrent pericardial effusion. This case represents a very rare situation, because this is the youngest patient found in relevant literature, and because it involves extensive infiltration by the tumor without any development of intracardiac mass appearance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Neoplasms / pathology
  • Heart Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / pathology
  • Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography