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Neonatal Tuberculosis and Cardiac Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor

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Neonatal Tuberculosis and Cardiac Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor

Maria Niña F Banque et al. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann.


A 1-month-old neonate was admitted in respiratory distress. Two-dimensional echocardiography and computed tomography scan showed a mass anterior to the left ventricle and right ventricular outflow tract. A biopsy revealed an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. A tuberculin test showed an 18-mm diameter induration. Three of the 6 household contacts were also positive for pulmonary tuberculosis. Antituberculosis medication was started. After 1 year, echocardiography and computed tomography scan showed complete resolution of the mass.

Keywords: Granuloma; infant; newborn; plasma cell; tuberculosis.

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