Voluminous mycetoma in a newborn with down syndrome: Role of echocardiography

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We report a case of a baby with Down Syndrome and history of a corrective surgery for a duodenum stenosis, which was subjected to a parenteral nutrition with central venous catheter. A two-dimensional color Doppler echocardiographic examination revealed a voluminous oval-shaped mobile inhomogeneous mass adhering to the tricuspid valve. The intraoperative pathology showed that it was a large fungal vegetation. The probable source of Candida Albicans was an infected intravenous catheter. We wish to remark the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and choice of timing of surgery. © 2005 The European Society of Cardiology.




Correale, M., Ieva, R., Rinaldi, M., Rinaldi, G., & Di Biase, M. (2006). Voluminous mycetoma in a newborn with down syndrome: Role of echocardiography. European Journal of Echocardiography, 7(5), 398–400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euje.2005.07.008

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