Prenatal therapy for pericardial teratomas.


Conference Paper

Although the majority of reported pericardial teratomas have been excised successfully in the postnatal period, the outcome of prenatally diagnosed pericardial teratomas remains less favorable. Two recent cases of prenatally diagnosed pericardial teratomas and a review of previously reported cases suggest a new management algorithm for those pericardial teratomas discovered in utero. Fetuses in whom hydrops does not develop may be safely followed up and treated postnatally. However, if hydrops develops, the fetus requires treatment with either aspiration of the pericardial effusion, or fetal surgery and resection.

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Cited Authors

  • Bruch, SW; Adzick, NS; Reiss, R; Harrison, MR

Published Date

  • July 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1113 - 1115

PubMed ID

  • 9247245

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9247245

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-5037

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3468(97)90410-3