Paediatric cardiac tumours are rare, often benign and carry associations with genetic conditions. Cardiac fibromas are mainly composed of fibroblast and connective tissue . They can lead to symptoms due to obstruction of blood flow or arrythmias. In this case, we report an 8-month-old girl child who presented to paediatric cardiology office for cardiac evaluation given a family history of Gorlin syndrome, also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, found to have a large 4×4×6 cm fibroma in the apical lateral free wall of the left ventricle and later presented to the emergency department with cardiac arrest.
- cardiovascular medicine
- genetic screening / counselling
- cancer—see Oncology
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Contributors MB was involved in study design, conduct, data gathering and interpretation, writing the case and obtaining consent. ME was involved in study design, conduct, data gathering and interpretation, and writing the case. JL was involved in reporting and acquisition of data, conception and design, and supervision.
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Competing interests None declared.
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