A 3 year old boy developed a 7 cm tumor of the left ventricle. It was excised.
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Cardiac fibroma is generally rare, but represents the second most common cardiac neoplasm in childhood. The tumor doesn’t embody an aggressive behaviour. However, its infiltrative pattern and frequent large diameters often result in positive surgical margins. The main differential diagnosis is a fibrosarcoma, as the fibroma itself can be quite cellular. However, fibrosarcomas are exceedingly rare in children.
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