Heart
Cardiac tumors - benign
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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Occur in 1 per 300 to 100,000 autopsies
  • Common tumors are myxoma (30% of all primary cardiac tumors), papillary fibroelastoma (8%), rhabdomyoma, fibroma, hemangioma, lipomatous hypertrophy, AV nodal tumors, other (5% or less each)
  • In children, common tumors are rhabdomyoma, fibroma and teratoma (Orphanet J Rare Dis 2007;2:11)
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