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Cardiac fibroma with cardiac arrest: a rare clinical presentation of Gorlin syndrome in an 8-month-old infant


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.

  • arrhythmias
  • cardiovascular medicine
  • genetic screening / counselling
  • cancer—see Oncology

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