Fibroma cordis in an infant with basocellular naevus syndrome (Dutch)

J. Hess, M. E. Bink Boelkens Th.

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The case is described of a child aged 3 mth who presented the symptoms of congestive heart failure which were caused by a large fibroma cordis. The tumor was found to be localized in the anterior wall of the left and right ventricle. At thoracotomy, total excision was found to be not feasible. In addition, the child exhibited distinctive symptoms of the basocellular nevus syndrome. Although it is known that the 4th phakomatosis may be associated with certain cardiac tumors, coexistence of a fibroma cordis and the basocellular nevus syndrome has never been described as far as the authors have been able to find out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1796-1799
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number42
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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